Hennepin Theatre Trust Auditioning Local Kids for 'Lulu' in WAITRESS

Hennepin Theatre Trust Auditioning Local Kids for 'Lulu' in WAITRESS

WAITRESS, the Tony-nominated musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, will make its Minnesota premiere at the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis) for a limited one-week engagement as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Nov. 21-26, 2017.

The character of "Lulu" is a sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production's finale scene. Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4'2" and no older than 5 years and 3 months. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Space is limited to the first 40 applicants to sign up at hennepintheatretrust.org/lulu.

The "Search for Lulu" will take place in Minneapolis on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. with each session lasting approximately 2 hours at the State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). The audition will consist of the child reading two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child. Headshot, resume and prior acting experience is not required.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles ("Brave," "Love Song"), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson ("I Am Sam") and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

Tickets are on sale now at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis), by calling (800) 982-2787 or by clicking to HennepinTheatreTrust.org. For information and reservations for groups of 10 or more, call (612) 373-5665 or email MinneapolisGroups@broadwayacrossamerica.com. Ticket prices start at $39.00. All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.

Performance dates are Tuesday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 26 at the Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Performance times are Tuesday and Wednesday at7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The show will run during the week of Thanksgiving with a special matinee performance on Friday, Nov. 24 at 2 p.m. (no show on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 23).

HENNEPIN THEATRE TRUST is a nonprofit organization that creates positive change through the arts by bringing together people, businesses and organizations in WeDo™, the West Downtown MPLS Cultural District. We serve the community through our historic theatres - the Orpheum, State and Pantages - and our unique arts, culture and education programs. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus


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