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Anyone and everyone can relate to one or all of the characters in Waitress in some way. That's what makes this show so cathartic and real. The characters of Waitress live in a small town in America, so of course it was perfect to take the show on the road to audiences in towns across America (and Canada). It was no surprise that the show was so well received at every single stop. Every single person who has come and gone in this cast are absolutely phenomenal, and I'd love to talk about each and every one of them in turn, but if I did that we'd be here all day, so I'll make a more generalised comment and just pick out a few.
@desioakley and @cteendryer , our fearless leaders. Desi plays Jenna with such truth and spirit and Christine plays Jenna with such heart and beauty. Both have left an everlasting impression on audiences across the nation and have poured their heart and soul into this role and this show. And so I thank you both, for leading our show with such grace and integrity. I love you both so much.
@lenne03 , @jezry and @ephieaardema , our lovable turtle queens. Each if you bring your own personality to Dawn, all making her a very special character that has touched the hearts of so many. Special congratulations are in order for Lenne who took the role to Broadway after making us so sad with the announcement that she was leaving the tour! All three of you are amazing and I feel so blessed that you graced stages across America in this role.
@jeremycmorse our wonderful Ogie. Wow. What can I say about you. You've been with the show from the beginning, since the days of @americanrep You understudied Ogie on Broadway brilliantly for so long and when it was announced that you would be taking him on the road I was beyond excited. The fact that you've stayed with the tour from beginning to end shows your loyalty and dedication to the show, much like Ogie's loyalty and dedication to Dawn. Your Ogie is painfully funny, loveable and adorable, and you've stolen the hearts of so many. I have so much love in my heart for you and I cannot wait to see the big things you're bound to have coming for you.