Two Local Young Actresses Cast As 'Lulu' In WAITRESS at Kravis Center

Two Local Young Actresses Cast As 'Lulu' In WAITRESS at Kravis Center

The Tony nominated musical WAITRESS, which opens March 5 - 10 has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of "Lulu" during the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts engagement.

Caroline Joslin, age 4, of Jupiter and Amelia Tuttle, age 4, will alternate the role of "Lulu," the daughter of the production's main character, Jenna.

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."

Both girls were chosen via an audition process held at the Kravis Center. Over 40 girls participated in the auditions, which were presided over by members of the WAITRESS company. The character of "Lulu" is cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role. Each four-year-old girl chosen will perform in 4 performances each during the engagement.

Caroline Claire Joslin loves her Montessori school, Turtle River and dancing tap, ballet and jazz at Paris Ballet where she's performed in THE NUTCRACKER and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. "I was stunned when we got the call," says Caroline's mother, Nicole Joslin. "I was just thrilled that she had such a positive experience at the audition and asked to do more! This opportunity for Caroline is amazing and I couldn't be more thankful to the production of WAITRESS and the Kravis Center for giving her this opportunity!"

Amelia Tuttle is from Tampa, Florida. She has done acting classes and participated in community productions for the last two years and this is her first major production. Aside from acting, Amelia enjoys dancing, singing, gymnastics, horseback riding and swimming. "I grew up attending Broadway shows and performing on stage, and much to my delight, Amelia has found the same passions," says Amelia's mother, Ella Tuttle. "So when this opportunity came along we had to jump at it. We are so proud of her and her accomplishments! Amelia cannot wait to be a part of the WAITRESS cast."

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, WAITRESS is an irresistible new hit featuring 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, the musical 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.

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