Casting call for local girls for musical 'Waitress' at the Wharton Center

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS will hold auditions this month to find two young girls to perform the role of "Lulu" during the 2018 run at the Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing.

The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree young girl aged 4-5 who appears in the production’s finale.

The "Search for Lulu" audition is happening Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Wharton Center. It will last about two hours and consist of the child reading two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current headshot and resume for the child. Headshot, resume, and prior acting experience are not required.

Audition space is limited to the first 40 girls who sign up. Registration for the audition will begin Monday, November 13 at 10 a.m. A link for online registration will be posted on the Wharton Center's social media pages at that time.

Qualified young girls should weigh no more than 35 pounds, be no older than 5 years and 3 months, and be less than 4 feet 2 inches tall. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings.

WAITRESS premieres at the Wharton Center January 23-28, 2018 for a limited engagement. The musical tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. While her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness, a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

The hit show 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).

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