WAITRESS Seeks Young Actresses for On Stage Role

WAITRESS Seeks Young Actresses for On Stage Role

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at The Saenger Theatre June 12 - 17 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement.

WAITRESS tells the story of "Jenna," an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage. Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, "Lulu."

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 be 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 50 applicants to sign up.

The "Search for Lulu" will take place at the Mahalia Jackson Theater (1419 Basin St.) in New Orleans on Tuesday, April 3 in two 2-hour sessions: 10 a.m. - noon and 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. 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. Interested applicants need to reserve an audition time by signing up online at http://bit.ly/LuluNOLA.

The character of "Lulu" will be cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role. Each girl chosen will perform in four (4) performances each during the one week engagement.

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 Shelley'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 to see Waitress at the Saenger Theatre start at $30.25 and are available now at the Saenger Theatre Box Office (1111 Canal St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116), BroadwayInNewOrleans.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 982-2787. Group sales are offered for groups of 10 or more and will be available by calling (504) 287-0372.

For more tour information, please visit http://waitressthemusical.com

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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