Waiting Around  Restaurant Musical


2012 cast:

Chris Wecklein, Tracey E. Collins,

Darcy Malone, and Jason Kirkpatrick

Originally titled The Black & White Blues, Waiting Around the Restaurant Musical ran for three years (2002-2005) in New Orleans at Le Chat Noir, where it was first presented by Producers Circle. There were two performances at West Virginia’s resort hotel the Greenbrier in 2003. A two month off-Broadway run at the Laurie Beechman Theatre followed in 2006. In 2010 the show, with the new title, was presented by the Kent County Theatre Guild in Dover, DE.

Waiting Around the Restaurant Musical in

St. Charles Avenue, Spring 2011

Waiting Around the Restaurant Musical:

Press archive

Off-Broadway production., 2006.  

Photo: Carol Rosegg

New Orleans Magazine.

September 2005

Photo by Jeff Johnston

Original cast recording

(with former title “The Black & White Blues”)

Front: Kane Mowrey and Linda Hyler.

Back: Paul Janiga, Director Eddie Cohee, Harry, and John Muller.

 Dover, Delaware, 2010. Photo: Linda Muller

Waiting Around the Restaurant Musical


Waiting Around the Restaurant Musical

on the WGNO ABC 26 Morning Show

"This tightly structured revue features a bright, bouncy score by Harry Mayronne, who also plays the piano throughout the show with his usual brilliance. His rich tones and steady pace drive the program. The book and lyrics by Ricky Graham are filled with his delicious form of wit and wordplay that elevate it all beyond camp to the most knowing satire."

-Theodore P. Mahne, Times Picayune

Photo: Janet Wilson

Music by Harry Mayronne

Book & Lyrics by Ricky Graham

The musical comedy all about

working in the service industry

Originally presented as "The Black & White Blues"

at Le Chat Noir in New Orleans, LA (2002).

Produced off-Broadway run in 2006,

and in Dover, Delaware in 2008 and 2012

The show just celebrated it’s ten-year anniversary and is

one of New Orleans’ longest-running shows!

“Only a select few shows, however, have attained such

legendary success that led to years-long runs or perennial revivals.

“One Mo’ Time.” “Nobody Likes a Smartass.” “… And the Ball and All.”

To that list we can add “Waiting Around: The Restaurant Musical...”

-excerpt, Times Picayune Review

(Read entire review at Nola.com link below)

Official Website

Photo: Jose L. Garcia II