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2/4/2019 Member News
Walton Arts Center Holding Auditions for "Lulu" in Tony®-nominated Musical "Waitress"

Waitress, the Tony-nominated musical, will be premiering at Walton Arts Center on April 9-14 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 feet 2 inches and be no older than 5 years and 3 months. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Audition space is limited to the first 40 applicants to sign up.

The search for Lulu will take place at Walton Arts Center on March 1 from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Auditions will last approximately two hours and will be held in Starr Theater. 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. Follow this link to sign up for an audition time while space is available.

The character of Lulu is being cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role. Each girl chosen will perform in four performances 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 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 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.

Tickets start at $38 plus applicable fees and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. Patrons also can purchase reserved parking for $7 when they purchase their show tickets.