Have you heard of the hit Broadway show, Waitress? Waitress is a musical which tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress at Joe’s Pie Diner, where her job includes creating inventive pies with unusual titles inspired by her life. After Jenna unexpectedly becomes pregnant in her unhappy marriage she begins an affair with her gynecologist Dr. Jim Pomatter, played by singer-songwriter Jason Mraz. Looking for ways out she sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance.
Traverse City resident, Missy Carson Smith, contacted us about her plan to go to New York City to see Waitress and to bring a pie from Grand Traverse Pie Company to Jason Mraz. Missy is a HUGE superfan of Jason Mraz and has taken other Michigan-related items to Jason’s shows in the past to share her love of Michigan. Missy picked up an Apple Crumb Pie and Love Peace Apple Pie apron to take to Jason.
We’re thrilled that Missy documented her journey to New York City on her Instagram account. Here are a few of Missy’s photos from her pie journey to see Jason Mraz.
Picking up pie and an apron from GT Pie’s Margaret Alexander (who had just traveled to see Waitress in New York City the week before)
Taking a pie to NYC from TVC! Thanks, Grand Traverse Pie Company! Can you believe that Margaret who helped me out went to see Waitress the musical on Broadway just last week? I hope Jason Mraz likes his new apron and a slice of Northern Michigan heaven! Pie is still warm. Friday night is looking good! #waitressmusical #mrazsuperfan #pie #smittenfromthemitten #waitressthemusical #TVCtoNYC @gtpie @jason_mraz #jasonmraz
Boarding the flight at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City with pie in hand! (Scroll right through her post to see more photos.)
Arrival in New York City with pie. (Scroll right through her post to see more photos.)
Getting closer! Times Square is jammed with Waitress promos. The question remains: Will there be a pie handoff to complete the Jason Mraz delivery trifecta? Special Smith meet up with my brother Alex! Swipe left for delivery history!@thatsmithcray #pie #waitressthemusical #pieparty #broadway #timessquare @thatsmithcray @jason_mraz @gtpie #lovepeacepie #jasonmraz
Pie delivery is in sight! (Scroll right through her post to see more photos.)
So close! Time for dinner. Quite a nice night for an autograph session outside the theater…right?! Pie delivery in sight. We’ve titled this the “The Triple Big Apple 895 Mile YES We LOVE Pie”. Apron included! Fun fun fun. Excited! #havepiewilltravel #waitressthemusical #waitressmusical #pieontheplane #pie #895milepie #lovepeacepie #jasonmraz #pieparty #superfans @gtpie @waitressmusical @jason_mraz
SUCCESS! (Scroll right through her post to see more photos.)
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