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Two local child actresses sought for 'Waitress' at Shea's

"Waitress," the Tony-nominated musical coming to Shea's Performing Arts Center, is looking for two girls to play the role of Lulu.

Lulu, the daughter of the waitress in the title, is described as a "sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old," who appears in the production’s finale. The character is being cast locally in each tour market and two girls will be chosen to share the role. Each child will participate in four performances during the play's run, Feb. 6-11 in Shea's.

Here are the requirements:

* Must be shorter than 4 feet 2 inches tall.

* Must not be older than 5 years and 3 months.

* Individual children can apply, as well as sets or twins and siblings.

The auditions start at 4 p.m. Jan. 5 at Shea's 710 Theatre. The child will read two lines from the show. Parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child, although a headshot, resume and prior acting experience are not required.

Spaces are limited to the first 40 who sign up for the auditions, which can be done by emailing

"Waitress" is inspired by Adrienne Shelley's film of the same name about a young woman in a loveless marriage who finds solace in baking pies and dreaming of a way out of her small town. The play has original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, a book by screenwriter Jessie Nelson ("I Am Sam") and direction by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus ("Finding Neverland," "Pippin" and "Hair").

Tickets are available at the Shea's box office, by calling 800-745-3000 and through


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