Auditions: Role of “Lulu” in Waitress, PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, Benedum Center

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES 

LOCAL AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD FOR THE ROLE OF “LULU”
IN TONY NOMINATED MUSICAL, WAITRESS,
ON STAGE AT THE BENEDUM CENTER  

TWO YOUNG FEMALE CHILD ACTRESSES WILL BE CHOSEN
TO PERFORM ON STAGE IN PITTSBURGH FOR THIS HIT BROADWAY SHOW ON TOUR!
 

AUDITIONS TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2018 |
3:00PM – 7:30PM | 
TRUST ARTS EDUCATION CENTER | PITTSBURGH, PA

Pittsburgh—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at the Benedum Center on Tuesday, March 6 through Sunday, March 11, 2018 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the 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.”

“Lulu” Pittsburgh Audition Details
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 40 applicants to sign up. 

The search for local casting of “Lulu” will take place in Pittsburgh on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 3:00pm – 7:30pm and will last approximately 2 hours at the Trust Arts Education Center, 805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. 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. (In Pittsburgh, WAITRESS will be on stage at the Benedum Center, Tuesday, March 6 through Sunday, March 11, 2018.)

“Lulu” Auditions: Online Sign Up Only
To sign up for an audition time slot on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the Trust Arts Education Center and for casting requirements, those interested may visit TrustArts.org/LuLu.

About WAITRESS
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.

In Pittsburgh, WAITRESS, will be presented March 6-11, 2018, at the Benedum Center as part of the 2017-2018 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and Broadway Across America.

Tickets (starting at $30) are available at the following official Pittsburgh Cultural Trust ticket sources: online at TrustArts.org, by calling Guest Services at 412-456-4800, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. For groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930, online at TrustArts.org/GroupSales or in person at Theater Square Box Office.

Broadway Across America
Broadway Across America (BAA) is part of The John Gore Organization family of companies, which includes Broadway.com and The Broadway Channel.  Led by 11-time Tony-winning producer John Gore (Owner & CEO), BAA is the foremost presenter of first-class touring productions in North America, operating in 44 markets with over 400,000 subscribers. Current and past productions include BeautifulCats, Chicago, Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Million Dollar Quartet, On Your Feet!, The Producers, School of Rock and Waitress. Broadway.com is the premier theater website for news, exclusive content and ticket sales. For more information please visit BroadwayAcrossAmerica.com and Broadway.com.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners.  Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District.  The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization.  A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life.  Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. www.TrustArts.org

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