Due to the current challenges presented by COVID-19, the engagement of Waitress, originally scheduled to perform on February 21, 2022 at Emens Auditorium, has been postponed. New dates will be announced when available. Tickets to this February performance will be refunded at the point of purchase.

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying encounter with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this hilarious hit Broadway musical features original music and lyrics by Grammy® Award winner Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), original choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Waiting For Godot), recreated by tour choreographer Abbey O’Brien and original direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin), recreated by tour director Susanna Wolk.

“WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine.

"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune.  Don't miss this uplifting and hilarious  musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Reserved Seating

$39-$59 General Public

$29-$49 Groups (12+)

$33-$53 Pick 4+ Package

$10* Zone 1, Ball State Student

Free* Zones 2/3/4, Ball State Student

*Ball State Student tickets are non-transferable and require a valid student ID. Available in advance only. Tickets will be full-price on the day of the event. 

On sale Monday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m.

How to purchase? Learn more. 


Emens Auditorium


Canceled, February 21, 2022
New date TBD


7:30 p.m.


120 minutes

Artist Series Director's Pick Cash Bar Pick 4+ Package Groups Welcome


Script for ASL


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