WAITRESS Tour to Hold Columbus Auditions to Search for 'Lulu'
The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS will make its Columbus premiere at the Ohio Theatre November 7-12, and is holding auditions to find two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the Columbus engagement. The character of "Lulu" is a sweet and carefree young girl aged 4-5 who appears in the production's finale.
The "Search for Lulu" auditions will be held in two sessions at the Ohio Theatre rehearsal space (55 E. State St.) on Tuesday, October 3. The first session will be 10-11:30am. The second session will be 1-2:30pm. Those auditioning need only to attend one session.
To sign up for an audition or get more information, parents can visit www.capa.com/waitressauditions.
Young girls that would like to audition should be no older than 5 years and 3 months, and be less than 4 feet 2 inches tall. Each audition will take approximately 5 minutes, and each child will be asked to read two lines from the show. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child. 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 six-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 who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. While her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness, a baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
"It's an empowering musical of the highest order!" raves the Chicago Tribune. "WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!" says Entertainment Weekly and "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire. Don't miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.
CAPA and Broadway in Columbus present WAITRESS at the Ohio Theatre November 7-12. Tickets start at $34 at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.ticketmaster.com. To purchase tickets by phone, please call (614) 469-0939 or (800) 745-3000. www.capa.com.
Photo credit: Joan Marcus