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Waitress Launches Its "Search for Lulu" in San Francisco

The national tour is looking for a pair of young actresses to join the cast.

The SHN Golden Gate Theatre engagement of Waitress is searching for two young girls to perform the role of Lulu.
(© Jeremy Daniel)

The national tour of Waitress, playing at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco October 16-November 11, is looking for two young girls to perform the role of Lulu for the duration of the engagement.

The "Search for Lulu" will take place in San Francisco on Friday, September 7, 10am-noon, and then again 1pm-3pm, at the Alonzo King LINES Ballet Dance Center (26 Seventh Street, San Francisco). The audition will consist of the child speaking 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.

Lulu will be cast locally in each tour market and two girls will be chosen to share the role throughout the engagement, performing in four performances each week. The character is described as "a sweet and care-free 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production's final 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.

For complete details and to sign up, click here.

Based upon the 2007 motion picture written by Adrienne Shelly, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town, who dreams of a way out of a loveless marriage with her husband Earl. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town's new doctor may offer her a chance at a new life, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes to happiness. But Jenna must find the courage and strength within herself to rebuild her life.

Currently running at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the musical features a book by Jessie Nelson, a score by Sara Bareilles, choreography by Lorin Latarro, and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus.