Your 4-year-old daughter could land a role in ‘Waitress’ at the Straz

Published February 23 2018
Updated February 23 2018

TAMPA — Could your 4-year-old be the next Lulu?

A touring Broadway show wants to find out. Waitress, which runs April 24-29 at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, is looking for a local 4- to 5-year old to play a small but crucial role. The casting call is March 1.

The show is looking for two girls, shorter than 4-foot-2 and no older than 5 years, 3 months. Individual girls are welcome, as are twins or siblings. The girls will play the same part in rotating shows, or four performances each. Casting is limited to the first 48 who sign up.

The Tony-nominated musical tells the story of Jenna, a waitress at a diner who bakes great pies. She’s trapped in a loveless marriage and wants to start her own pie-making business. Her daughter Lulu appears briefly at the end of the show. The show casts its Lulus locally in each market, and the girls are paid for their work.

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Parents who have headshots and resumes of prior acting experience are encouraged to bring them, but neither is required. Applicants should be able to stay calm in the middle of commotion on stage and moving scenery. The audition consists of each girl reading two lines from the show.

"We’re looking for girls who are energetic and spunky and joyful, and someone who can really help tell this joyful story," Susanna Wolk, the assistant director conducting these auditions told a local newscast in Denver.

Auditions run from 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, TECO Theater, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets at $45. To schedule an appointment, go to

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