Walton Arts Center seeks local girls for role in upcoming production of ‘Waitress’

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Walton Arts Center this week announced it is seeking two local girls to play the role of Lulu in their upcoming production of Waitress, coming to the venue April 9-14 this spring.

The character in the show is a “sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s finale scene. The production is seeking girls shorter than 4 feet 2 inches, and no older than 5 years and 3 months. Audition space is limited to the first 40 applications that sign up.

Auditions will take place at Walton Arts Center on March 1 from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. They will last around two hours, and will be held in Starr Theater. Would-be-Lulus will be asked to read two lines from the show at the auditions, and parents are encouraged bring a current head shot and resume for their child, though these items nor previous acting experience is required.

To sign up, visit signupgenius.com.

For those who aren’t familiar, Waitress is the story of Jenna, an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage whose salvation comes in the form of her daughter, Lulu. The show was inspired by the Adrienne Shelley film of the same name.

The touring version of the show, featuring an all-female creative team and music by Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, is coming to the WAC April 9-14.

Tickets to the show start at $38, and are now on sale. To purchase, visit the WAC box office, call 479-443-5600, or visit waltonartscneter.com.