We have exciting news for those of you that like to act. You all should know by now that my children love to act. They are my little drama queens. If you have a drama queen, Broadway at the Paramount is holding unique auditions.
photo credit: Joan Marcus
WAITRESS: the Tony® nominated musical will be premiering at The Paramount Theatre on Tuesday, September 11 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the Seattle 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 4’2 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.
To sign up for an audition, visit www.BroadwayatTheParamount.com/LuluAudition
The “Search for Lulu” Auditions will take place in Seattle on Monday, July 23 at The Westlake Dance Center (14713 Bothell Way NE | Shoreline, WA 98155). The morning auditions are from 10AM – 12 pm, and afternoon auditions are from 1 – 3pm. 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.
The character of “Lulu” will be cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role. Each girl chosen will perform in 4 performances each 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 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 “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.
WAITRESS will be at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for only eight performances. The schedule for the Seattle engagement is:
Tuesday, September 11 7:30pm
Wednesday, September 12 7:30pm
Thursday, September 13 7:30pm
Friday, September 14 8:00pm
Saturday, September 15 2:00pm
Sunday, September 16 1:00pm – An ASL / AVIA Interpreted performance*
6:30pm – An Open Caption performance*
*For tickets to these performances, call the TTY line at 888-331-6774.
Tickets are now available for WAITRESS. Tickets start at $35 and are available on-line at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).