"Waitress" needs young local actresses for Shea's performances

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - If you have a young actress in your family, Shea's Buffalo wants to hear from you.  The Tony-nominated Musical "Waitress" will be premiering at Shea's Buffalo next month, and the producers are looking for two young girls to play the role of "Lulu", the main character's daughter.

"Waitress" tells the story of an expert pie baker who works at a local diner.  Lulu is her young daughter who appears in the show's final scene.

The character is between 4-5 years old, and is described as "sweet" and "carefree".  Qualified young girls will be shorter than 4'2, and no older than 5 years and three months.  Individual children can apply, and so can sets of twins and siblings.  Space is limited to the first 40 applicants who sign up.  Auditions will be held Friday, January 5th at Shea's 710 Theatre starting at 4:00 p.m.

To audition, children will read two lines from the show.  If possible, parents are asked to bring a current head shot and resume for each child, but headshots, resumes and prior acting experience are not required.  If you'd like to register for the audition, email kboyle@sheas.org.  

The character of Lulu is cast locally in each tour market, and two girls share the role.  Each will be in four performances during the show's one-week run.  Waitress will be in Buffalo from February 6th - 11th.

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