Broadway In Richmond Seeks Young Female Child Actress For Hit Broadway Show On Tour!

Nov. 13, 2018

The Tony nominated Musical, WAITRESS is Searching for “LULU”

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse
At Dominion Energy Center From 10 AM – 3 PM

Richmond, VA – WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at Altria Theater February 12-17, 2019 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.”

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 6 months as of February 12, 2019. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Space is limited to the first 60 applicants to sign up. Those interested in signing up for the auditions need to register online Slots will fill up fast and will be based on a first come, first serve basis. No walk up will be allowed all interested must sign up on line.

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Richmond on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse at Dominion Energy Center from 10am to 3pm during four sessions. Each session will last approximately 1 hour. The Libby S. Gottwald Playhouse located at 600 E. Grace Street in downtown Richmond with entrance halfway between 6th and 7th Streets. The audition will consist of the child reading two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot 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.

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 for the Richmond engagement of WAITRESS go on sale to the public,  Friday, November 30, 2018 at 10am, online at, 1-800-514-3849 (ETIX) and the Altria Theater box office.

# # #

Local Contact: 
Cindy Creasy – Broadway In Richmond
(804) 257-3096 |

Feb. 12 - 17, 2019


Part of the 2018-2019 Broadway In Richmond Series