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Omaha Performing Arts announces casting call for WAITRESS

Oct 16, 2017, 17:25 PM by Kelly Bartnick

OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS SEEKS YOUNG FEMALE CHILD ACTRESS FOR HIT BROADWAY SHOW ON TOUR!

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The Tony nominated Musical,
WAITRESS is Searching for “LULU”
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 10 AM AT
HOLLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

OMAHA, Neb. (October 16, 2017)WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at Omaha’s Orpheum Theater on December 12, 2017 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the engagement.

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 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 40 applicants to sign up.

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Omaha on Friday, November 3, 2017 beginning at 10 AM at the Holland Performing Arts Center. The audition will consist of the child reciting two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot or 8”x10” photo and resume for each child. Headshot, resume and prior acting experience is not required. Parents may sign up for one of two casting sessions at OmahaPerformingArts.org.

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.

Tickets are now available for WAITRESS at the Orpheum Theater. Tickets start at $35 at TicketOmaha.com, in person at the Ticket Omaha Box Office located inside the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street in downtown Omaha, or by calling 402.345.0606.

WAITRESS performance times

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 7:30 PM
  • Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 7:30 PM
  • Friday, December 15, 2017 | 8:00 PM
  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 | 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM
  • Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 1:30 PM & 7:00 PM

ABOUT OMAHA PERFORMING ARTS

Omaha Performing Arts is dedicated to providing the best Broadway, jazz, blues, dance, comedy, family and popular entertainment to the citizens of Omaha at the Orpheum Theater, Holland Performing Arts Center and beyond. As Nebraska’s largest arts organization, we also provide education opportunities and free community events to expand arts appreciation. Ticket Omaha is our official ticket provider.

We are grateful for support from the Nebraska Arts Council, Nebraska Cultural Endowment, National Endowment for the Arts, the City of Omaha and Douglas County. We also rely on corporate sponsors, donors and foundations. More information.

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