Musicals have always brought impossible dreams to life on stage, from cats that can talk to humans who can sing in public without feeling weird. Escape from reality with this GrouponLive deal to see A Waffle House Christmas Musical, starring Joyce DeWitt, at the Royal Palace Theatre in Roanoke Rapids. Choose between the following options:
- For $29, you get two tickets for orchestra-level seating (up to a $58.50 value, including fees).
- For $58, you get four tickets for orchestra-level seating (up to a $117 value, including fees).
For both options, choose one of the following shows:
- Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 12, at 1 p.m.
- Thursday, December 13, at 3 p.m.
- Thursday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m.
The heartwarming comedy A Waffle House Christmas Musical smothers and covers audiences with homespun humor, catchy songs, and the talents of a beloved TV veteran. Joyce DeWitt, forever known as Janet from Three’s Company, stars in this charming Yuletide tale of love, loss, and redemption as Rita—a plucky waitress snowed in with a vibrant cast of characters at a Carolina interstate Waffle House on Christmas Eve. But they aren’t the normal clientele. Audiences quickly discover that Rita and many of her greasy-spoon regulars are actually dead, and that the restaurant is a sort of buttery purgatory where they cavort among the living. In order to pass on to the pearly gates, each spirit must successfully enact a good deed for one of the living Waffle House customers—a cornpone crew of good ol’ boys, aspiring country singers, drunk santas, deacons, nuns, golden girls, and hippies. When Rita’s widowed husband walks through the door, the comedy takes a turn for the hankies as she gets her bittersweet deeds assignment: matchmaking her former love with a lonesome single mom.
Filled with good-natured comedy by North Carolina playwright Kaine Riggan that takes advantage of DeWitt’s veteran sitcom skills, as well as original tunes alongside a score featuring pop, country, R & B, and songs from Nashville legends Randy Travis and T. Graham Brown, A Waffle House Christmas Musical tempts audiences to leave tips on the stage. As a bonus gift to fans, Joyce DeWitt will sign autographs in the lobby after every performance.