TPAC seeks young female actors to play Lulu in ‘Waitress’

Jenna with Lulu at diner in Waitress

Jenna with her daughter, Lulu

TPAC will host auditions on March 10 to choose two local girls to perform the role of “Lulu” in Waitress, the Tony Award-nominated hit Broadway musical, during its one-week engagement at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall June 5-10 presented by Nashville Originals. 

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in TPAC’s Andrew Johnson Theater on Saturday, March 10, from 10 a.m. to Noon, and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The audition consists of the child reading two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current headshot and resume for the child. Headshot, resume and prior acting experience are not required. Space is limited to the first 50 applicants who sign up at this link.

Qualified young actresses should be shorter than 4’2” and no older than 5 years and 3 months. Individual applicants are welcome, as well as sets of twins or siblings. The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree young girl who appears in the production’s finale scene. The character is being cast locally in each tour market with two girls chosen to share the role. Each will perform in four performances during the one-week engagement. If someone you know is interested, here is a list of FAQs. 

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker who 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.

If You Go:

Tickets for Waitress go on sale on Friday, March 9 at, by phone at 615-782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St. in Nashville. For groups of 10 or more, call 615-782-4060.

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