Kravis Center Announces Baked from the Heart: WAITRESS Pie Contest

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The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is seeking sweet submissions for its Baked from the Heart: WAITRESS Pie Contest. Celebrating the touring production of WAITRESS, coming to the Kravis Center March 5 - 10, the contest will be judged by T.A. Walker of WPTV'S Taste and See South Florida, with the winner announced Friday, March 1.

Pies are key ingredients to the storytelling of WAITRESS with its main character Jenna cooking creatively clever names for each tasty treat. Contest bakers are likewise invited to submit their most creative, whimsical pie recipe - the kind of recipe that expresses the entrants' hopes, dreams, fears or frustrations. The winner's recipe will be featured as an insert in the official WAITRESS cookbook, and win a four-pack of tickets to the show. The winner will also be featured on the local market social channels and WAITRESS social channels. Three finalist recipes will be chosen and entertainment reporter T.A. Walker will choose the winning recipe during a taste-testing conducted on the Taste and See South Florida program. Finalists will also receive a pair of tickets to see WAITRESS.

Submissions for the WAITRESS Pie Contest will be accepted online through Wednesday, February 27, by 2 pm. For submission information and more details about the Official Rules for the Baked from the Heart: WAITRESS Pie Contest, visit:

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 7-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). "It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune.

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

"WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Kravis On Broadway is sponsored by Ann and Robert Fromer, and Martin and Toni Sosnoff. WAITRESS serves up delicious fun at the Kravis Center March 5 - 10. Performances run Tuesday, March 5 at 8 pm; Wednesday, March 6 at 2 pm and 8 pm; Thursday, March 7 at 8 pm; Friday, March 8 at 8 pm; Saturday, March 9 at 2 pm and 8 pm, and Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm. Tickets start at $39 and may be purchased online at the official Kravis Center website, or by calling the Box Office at 561.832.7469. For Group Sales, please call 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304.

About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts:

The Kravis Center is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. To enhance the customer experience, the Center is currently undergoing a $50 million expansion project, titled Kravis 2020: The Future is Now. The Center's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and International Artists and companies of the highest quality, by offering comprehensive arts education programs - serving approximately 2.5 million schoolchildren since its inception; by providing a Palm Beach County home for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. For information, please visit or call the box office at 561.832.7469.

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