WAITRESS is Searching for “LULU” on December 13 at the Arsht Center

Posted at 10:38 AM, Dec 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-03 10:38:47-05

WAITRESS, the Tony-nominated musical, will be premiering at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County’s Ziff Ballet Opera House for a limited one-week engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the engagement starting February 26 through March 3, 2019.

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 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. Auditions are by appointment only. Space is limited to the first 60 applicants to sign up.

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Miami on Thursday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Next Generation Green Room of the Ziff Ballet Opera House at the Adrienne Arsht Center. The audition will consist of the child reading two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current headshot 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 play at the Arsht Center for a limited one week run, February 26 – March 3, 2018. Tickets to WAITRESS, are available through the Arsht Center Box Office in person at 1300 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33132, by calling 305.949.6722, or online at Ticket prices start at $34*.


When: Thursday, December 13 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Adrienne Arsht Center – Ziff Ballet Opera House, Next Generation Green Room
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Who: Girls ages 4 to 5 (no older than 5 years and 3 months). Those eligible for auditioning must be shorter than 4’2″.

Auditions are by appointment only. Space is limited to the first 60 applicants to sign up.

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The 2018-19 Broadway in Miami subscription season is presented by Florida Theatrical Association and the Adrienne Arsht Center along with presenting sponsor Bank of America and with support from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

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The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is made possible by the public support of the Miami-Dade County Mayor and the Board of County Commissioners, the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council and the City of Miami Omni Community Redevelopment Agency, as well as the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. The Adrienne Arsht Center also receives generous support from individuals, corporations and local, state and national foundations.