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Marisha Wallace, Katharine McPhee and Laura Baldwin in Waitress. (Photo credit: Johan Persson).

Marisha Wallace, Katharine McPhee and Laura Baldwin in Waitress. (Photo credit: Johan Persson).

Next Waitress karaoke night announced

Eleni Cashell

By Eleni Cashell First Published 13 December 2018, Last Updated 19 March 2019

If you’ve ever stood in front of the mirror, hairbrush in hand, pretending to belt out your favourite number on the West End stage, we’ve got some VERY exciting news for you.

Adding to the excitement of Waitress coming to Theatreland is the announcement of the next “Cast Album Karaoke” night, which is next taking place on Wednesday 10 April. The third Waitress karaoke night, hosts are still to be announced.

Taking place after those respective shows, theatre fans can sing one minute of any song from the show live on the Adelphi Theatre’s stage – and to top it off, you’ll be accompanied by the show’s musical director Katharine Woolley, so you’ll be getting the proper West End star treatment!

If you’re interested in treading the boards and channelling your inner Jenna, Becky, Dawn or Dr. Pomatter, then you just need to sign up in the theatre before that evening’s performance begins.

The first ever Waitress Karaoke night took place last February, with Denise Van Outen and Katharine McPhee hosting. The evening saw several audience members live their West End dreams and perform on the stage. This was soon followed by a second karaoke night, this time hosted by Jack McBrayer, who has made his West End debut as Ogie in the show, and Heart Breakfast presenter Lucy Horobin.

Brought to London by an all-female lead creative team, with music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, Waitress tells the story of talented pie-maker and waitress Jenna, who has ambitions of leaving her small town and unhappy marriage behind her. But with life serving up some unexpected change for her, and a baking contest offering her a fresh start, can Jenna write a new recipe for her happiness?

We chatted to the team at Waitress to see how it feels to be part of an all-female creative team and asked for their top tips for any wannabe West End stars!

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Katharine McPhee, who played Jenna on Broadway earlier this year, is reprising the role on the West End, and is joined by Marisha Wallace (Dreamgirls) playing Becky, Laura Baldwin (Eugenius) as Dawn, Peter Hannah (Shakespeare in Love) as Earl and David Hunter (Kinky Boots) as Dr. Pomatter.

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Waitress is now playing at the Aldephi Theatre and you can book your tickets right here!

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