PROVIDENCE — The Providence Performing Arts Center is on the search for two young female actors to perform the role of “Lulu” in "Waitress," the Tony nominated musical which will be performed at the arts center from May 28 – June 2. 

"Waitress," tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie baker working at a local diner who is stuck in a loveless marriage. Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, Lulu.

The character of Lulu will be cast locally with two girls chosen to share the role. Each girl will perform in four performances each during the one week engagement.

The character of Lulu is a sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old girl who appears in the production’s finalé scene. Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4-feet, 2-inches, 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 60 applicants who sign up.

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Providence on Wednesday, April 10 for two sessions; one at 10 a.m. and one at 1 p.m. Each session will last approximately two hours at the performing arts center at 220 Weybosset St., Providence. The audition will consist of the child repeating two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current headshot and résumé for each child. Headshot, résumé, and prior acting experience is not required.

Visit  to sign up for the auditions in advance. PPAC will accept sign-ups until Wednesday, April 3.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, "Waitress" features original music and lyrics by six-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" and "Hair.")

Tickets are now available for "Waitress," at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at, and by phone at 401-421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $109 - $51; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice.  

— Nancy Burns-Fusaro

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