Eureka’s own Sara Bareilles is making more news on Broadway. Her musical “Waitress“, which opened last spring at the Brooks Atkinson, continues its run with the composer herself taking on the title role of Jenna, a diner waitress. She’ll be there for the ten weeks following March 31and they’re not selling tickets after June 30 so move now if you want to see our girl. Decent tickets go for $170.
It’s amazing to me that so little attention is paid to her. What other Eurekan in the musical world has had such success? Nominated for a Grammy ten times , for God’s sake, yet the average Eurekan has never heard of her. What’s that quote about “a prophet without honor”? The Chamber should set a “Sara Bareilles Day” and we should have a parade. We don’t have a lot of celebrities and never hear from most of them. Guy Fieri isn’t really from Eureka but is incredibly generous to the Ferndale schools and always shows up for the County Fair. Jeff Bridges has never been helpful to the town where his father grew up. I don’t know where MIke Patton is now.
You can read about Sara on page 14 of the April 3rd edition of the New Yorker. Sorry, link not available.