Kravis Center Seeks Young Actress For WAITRESS Tour
WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on March 5 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 60 applicants to sign up at https://www.kravis.org/waitress-lulu-audition/.
The "Search for Lulu" will take place in West Palm Beach at the Kravis Center on Friday, December 14 at 10 am and will last approximately 2 hours. 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.
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 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.
"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.
Kravis On Broadway is sponsored by Ann and Robert Fromer, and Martin and Toni Sosnoff. Performances of Waitress take place Tuesday, March 5 at 8 pm; Wednesday, March 6 at 2pm and 8 pm; Thursday, March 7 at 8 pm; Friday, March 8 at 8 pm; Saturday, March 9 at 2 pm and 8 pm; and Sunday, March 10 at 2 pm. Tickets for Waitress start at $29 and may be purchased online at the official Kravis Center website www.kravis.org, or by calling the Box Office at 561.832.7469. For Group Sales, please call 561.651.4438 or 561.651.4304.
About the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts
The Kravis Center is a not-for-profit performing arts center located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, FL. The Center's mission is to enhance the quality of life in Palm Beach County by presenting a diverse schedule of national and International Artists and companies of the highest quality, by offering comprehensive arts education programs - serving approximately 2.5 million schoolchildren since its inception; by providing a Palm Beach County home for local and regional arts organizations to showcase their work; and by providing an economic catalyst and community leadership in West Palm Beach, supporting efforts to increase travel and tourism to Palm Beach County. To enhance and elevate the customer experience, the Center has embarked upon a $50 million capital campaign to support a campus redesign and facility expansion that will create a more accessible, comfortable and pedestrian-friendly venue for the community. Aptly named Kravis 2020: The Future is Now, this campaign is at the heart of the Kravis Center's vision for the future. For information, please visit kravis.org or call the Box Office at 561.832.7469.
Photo Credit: Joan Marcus