PPAC And WAITRESS Are 'Looking For Lulu!'

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical, will be performing at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) May 28 - June 2, 2019 and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" for the duration of the engagement. In Providence, WAITRESS is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series.

WAITRESS tells the story of "Jenna," an expert pie baker who is working at a local diner and is 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 girl who appears in the production's finalé 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.

The "Search for Lulu" will take place in Providence on Wednesday, April 10 for two sessions at 10A and 1P. Each session will last approximately 2 hours at the Providence Performing Arts Center at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence. The audition will consist of the child repeating two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and résumé for each child. Headshot, résumé, and prior acting experience is not required.

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

Please visit http://ppacri.org/lulu in order to sign up for the auditions in advance. PPAC will accept sign-ups until Wednesday, April 3.

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 is "a monumental contribution to Broadway!" according to Marie Claire.

Tickets are now available for WAITRESS at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org, and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $109 - $51; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10A to 5P; Saturday, 10A to 2P and two hours prior to curtain time(s) on performance days. WAITRESS is recommended for ages 12 and up.

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