When Adrienne Shelly’s Waitress was released as a film in 2007 starring Keri Russel, it became an instant indie classic, winning awards at festivals like Sundance and earning plenty of praise for its affectionate but unflinching look at life as a woman in the American South. That makes for an unlikely hit Broadway musical, but this story has found a new legion of fans on the stage!
The story of Jenna, a small-town waitress living in the American South who is pregnant and trapped in an abusive relationship, dreams of making it big by winning a pie-baking contest and making a fresh start. Her life changes forever when she falls in love with her also married obstetrician and they have an affair. Waitress features an infectious soundtrack and heartwarming story and is playing at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on November 16.
The Black Keys rock. That’s just a basic fact. This guitar and drums duo from Akron, Ohio boil down blues-rock to its bare essentials and build it back from the ground up to make searingly cool music. Hear hits like “Next Girl,” “Gold on The Ceiling” and “Tell Me Lies” at Rogers Arena on November 24 with special guests Modest Mouse and Shannon & The Clams.
If you follow RuPaul’s Drag Race, then there’s no need to introduce Sasha Velour. If you don’t, here’s what you need to know: drag is art, and there is no greater artist than Sasha Velour. The winner of season 9, Velour redefined drag in that season; nobody who witnessed the “rose petal” reveal will ever forget it. She’s fierce, smart, and mind-expanding. Catch her performance at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on November 26.
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