So yesterday I saw Waitress on broadway and I was so blown away with this amazing show- everyone needs to see it like I can’t even explain it was so good and here are some reasons why:
-Okay let’s start at the very beginning, when you walk into the theater it literally smells like pie. It smells like cinnamon and honey and sweetness and everything good- and that’s because THEY ARE MAKING PIES IN THE FRONT. They sell pies which aren’t that good but still pretty good. But like… the smell… is so good.
-Next, right before the show starts you hear Sara Bareillas’ beautiful voice (god bless her) singing “Cassiopeia” but changes the words so it’s all about how you should put your phone away.
-There are literally stacked pies on the sides of the stage. like a HUGE STACK ON BOTH SIDES FLOATING AND SPINNING IT’S AMAZING.
-Now the show itself, it begins with Jessie Mueller singing “What’s Inside” and like ohmygod what a great way to start the show she’s baking and the song is so good and there’s like these silhouette Jenna’s doing the same movements around her it’s so cool to watch.
-DAWN. OHMYGOD. DAWN. IS SO GOOD. SHE’S THE CUTEST THING AND WHEN SHE SINGS “WHEN HE SEES ME” YOU REALLY GET INTO THE SHOW HER VOICE IS GREAT. THANK YOU KIMIKO GLENN. (http://youtu.be/zJF195Y7Kmo)
- The pies themselves look so delicious and some of them are real like the actors have to eat them and I talked to one of the chorus members at the stage door and she said that people actually take home the pies and eat them if they don’t already feel sick from eating pies on stage.
-The harmonies for “Opening Up” and “Soft Place to Land” are so good ahh I can’t wait for the cast album because the Sara Bareillas demo is great but I want everyone to hear the harmonies in the actual show.
-There’s this pie baking motif where whenever something important happens Jenna comes up with a new pie and it’s so cool like this square spotlight comes down and she gets all the ingredients and it is also hilarious sometimes. When she finds out she is pregnant she comes up with “Betrayed by my Eggs Pie.”
-OGIE. THIS SHOW IS SO MOVING AND BEAUTIFUL BUT ALSO SO FUNNY WHEN OGIE SHOWS UP. IN THE MIDDLE OF HIS SONG “NEVER GETTING RID OF ME” HE STARTS CLOG DANCING AND SINGING OPERA AND HE AND DAWN HAVE SEX WHILE WEARING REVOLUTIONARY WAR COSTUMES HE IS HILARIOUS.
-She used to be mine is the most beautiful song and Jessie Mueller makes it even better her voice is so great and every now and then she whimpers and it just kills you. The lyrics can mean anything to anyone but to me it was when Jenna realized that she didn’t want Dr. Pomatter to fill the emptiness she was feeling and it’s so FRICKIN BEAUTIFUL.
-The Brooks Atkinson Theater does not have a pit so the band is on the stage in the right corner and when they aren’t playing and it’s a diner scene they are being served coffee and talking to each other just like the rest of the people in the diner and it’s so great because the attention to detail in this show is just incredible.
-Throughout the whole show, the echo of Sara Bareillas singing “sugar, butter, flour” haunts you
-More on the band, when Ogie and Dawn get married they WEAR REVOLUTIONARY WAR HATS. And so at this moment I looked over at the pianist, and I noticed she was the only member of the band with a microphone and then I took a closer look. It was Sara Bareillas. The whole “sugar butter flour” stuff was not a recording SHE WAS SINGING IT. And the turn off your phone song was HER SINGING IT LIVE.
-Quick thing, I saw it in previews so some of this stuff may change if you see it when it opens.
-Let me assure you, I am a teenager. I am not in an unhappy or abusive relationship, I am not having an affair, and I’m definitely not a Waitress but this show touched me in a way that I didn’t understand. I somehow resonated with the characters even though I had nothing in common with them and that is really why this show is amazing. I cried but it wasn’t a sad cry or a happy cry, it was a hopeful cry.
@LAINEY I'm not an 80s kid BUT I SURE WISH I WAS. My dad is into 20th century music so I grew up listening to a bunch of it LMAO. Mostly 50s-80s but the 90's was lit too. I was born in 95 so I didn't experience much but I was really (and I still am) REALLY into BSB like Brian Littrell fmu. Ahhh I'm gonna go listen to the whole Millennium album now bye. 😂
Hey! Ahh yeah that sounds a lot like my childhood as well - such great music. I’m into a lot of the classic rock bands. I was born in ‘95 too! I was more of an A.J. girl when it came to BSB (still am), his voice just makes me melt. 😊
Ive been getting into little mix and I've listened to glory days a few times, but what are your favorite songs/song recs?
ahh yay i’m so happy n proud of u!! but well my fav album of theirs is salute it’s what rly got me into them. my fav songs off of there are move, salute, boy, about the boy, good enough, and a different beat!! get weird id rly good too i love it there’s a lot of bops like grown, lightning, adidas, and my fav song of all time secret love song pt 2 :-) and their first album DNA is great too like how ya doin, make you believe, turn your face, and madhouse! and my favs off of glory days are power, down and dirty, no more sad songs, and nobody like you. i hope this helped and that you get more into them!!
liam’s voice is great and you should appreciate it more 5.0
What? Made in the AM came out almost a year ago? I don’t know what you’re talking about. This post is definitely both timely and entirely necessary. So let’s get to the fifth one of these posts in four years. In case
you’re unsure what “one of these posts” is, it’s a long, rambling walk through
all of Liam’s vocal parts on the album. There is no spectre of objectivity
restraining the bottomless well of adulation. There is no balance or prudence
or moderation. Only loud proclamations of never-ending love. You’ve been
If the preceding paragraph did not make this
clear, this post is rooted in zero musical knowledge. If it occasionally feels
like it’s wandering into a territory which requires such knowledge, it’s a
trap. It’s a lie. It’s a result of the confines of my understanding of the
English language, and my understanding of the English language will be wildly
distorted until words are entirely divorced from their actual meaning. So do
not expect to learn all about the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, or the
major lift. Instead, expect to learn about the inner workings of a crazy
Now, let’s swim in some vocal honey, courtesy of
one Liam Payne.