Episode #144: Ephie Aardema – Plays Dawn in Touring Production of ‘Waitress the Musical’, Limited Runs Coming to Indianapolis, Grand Rapids, and Detroit

Fresh is the Word Podcast - Episode 144 - Ephie Aardema - Waitress the Musical


On Fresh is the Word, we like to deliver wisdom through great stories from the minds of bright creatives of pop culture. Through those stories, we like to dissect the journey of our guests and present actionable lessons and advice for our listeners no matter what career or avenue of artistry they pursue.

Our guest this episode is Ephie Aardema, who is currently playing the role of Dawn on the touring production of Waitress the Musical. This Tony Award®​-nominated musical is brought to you by a groundbreaking, all-female creative team featuring original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy®​ ​nominee Sara Bareilles, a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus. The musical is based on the 2007 film of the same name, written by Adrienne Shelly.

Along with her role in Waitress, Aardema recently originated Tai in Clueless The Musical. During our conversation, we talked about how she went straight from doing Clueless to Waitress, learning her new roles, her experiences thus far with Waitress, her upbringing, how her side gigs are in service of her time doing musicals, how she tries to enjoy all the cities that the musicals take her to and her love of plants.

Upcoming Waitress Tour Dates:
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Old National Centre – 4/23/2019 ‑ 4/28/2019 GET TICKETS
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – DeVos Performance Hall – 4/30/2019 ‑ 5/5/2019 – GET TICKETS
DETROIT, MI – Fisher Theatre – 5/7/2019 ‑ 5/19/2019 – GET TICKETS
WORCESTER, MA – The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts – 5/22/2019 ‑ 5/26/2019 – GET TICKETS
PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center – 5/28/2019 ‑ 6/2/2019 – GET TICKETS
ROCHESTER, NY – RBTL’s Auditorium Theatre – 6/4/2019 ‑ 6/9/2019 – GET TICKETS
SCHENECTADY, NY – Proctors Theatre – 6/11/2019 ‑ 6/16/2019 – GET TICKETS
HARTFORD, CT – The Bushnell – 6/18/2019 ‑ 6/23/2019 – GET TICKETS
DAYTON, OH – Victoria Theatre – 6/25/2019 ‑ 6/30/2019 – GET TICKETS
TORONTO, ON – Ed Mirvish Theatre – 7/9/2019 ‑ 8/18/2019 – GET INFO

Follow Ephie Aardema:
Web: ephieaardema.com
Twitter: twitter.com/EphieAardema
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Web: waitressthemusical.com
Facebook: facebook.com/waitressmusical
Twitter: twitter.com/waitressmusical
YouTube: youtube.com
Instagram: instagram.com/waitressmusical

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