‘WAITRESS’ Looking for Two Young Local Performers for Plum Role

Do you know a 5-year-old girl who has a knack for performing arts? If so, the producers of ‘Waitress’ are holding auditions to cast two local girls for the plum role of Lulu on October 28 at the Children’s Musical Theater San Jose, 1401 Parkmoor Ave., Suite 100 – mark your calendar!

The two lucky performers will play Lulu when the touring company ‘drives into’ San Jose in December 2019 at the Center for the Performing Arts.

Ryan Dunkin

For a quick overview, ‘Waitress’ is the heart-warming story of Jenna, a baker at a local diner whose dreams are limited by a terrible marriage. Amid her challenges, she finds salvation through her daughter, Lulu.

The show is inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s awesome film and features original lyrics and music from Sara Bareilles (6-time Grammy nominee). ‘Waitress’ is the brainchild of an all-female creative team, including Jessie Nelson (acclaimed screenwriter), Lorin Latarro (choreography), and Diane Paulus (Tony Award-winning director).

Who qualifies to audition for Lulu? Applicants should be less than 5 years, 2 months old with a maximum height of 4 feet, 2 inches. Siblings, twins, and individual applicants are all eligible for auditioning. If you know a little girl who meets those requirements and is interested in playing Lulu, rush over to www.broadwaysanjose.com/waitress and sign up for a chance book one of the 45 limited openings. Although a resume and headshot are not necessary, parents can present copies if available.

According to the producers, Lulu is “a sweet and carefree 4- to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s final scene.” The local young performer will be required to repeat two lines during the final scene of the show. Each lucky Lulu is expected to appear in 4 performances during the one-week engagement from December 17 to December 22.

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