Search is on for two young Denver actresses to perform in 'Waitress'

Waitress. Jesse Mueller. Photo by Jeremy Daniel
The DCPA will present the Tony-nominated musical ‘Waitress’ at The Buell Theatre from Dec. 19-31. The Broadway production (above) originally starred Jessie Mueller. Photo by Jeremy Daniel.

Two local girls no older than 5 years, 3 months, can audition to play LuLu while the musical visits Denver.

By John Moore
Senior Arts Journalist

The search is on for two young local girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the Denver engagement of Waitress.

“Lulu” is a sweet and carefree young girl aged 4-5 who appears in the production’s finale.

Auditions will be held in two sessions on Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Newman Center for Theatre Education, located at 1101 13th St. The first session will be from 3 to 4:30 p.m. The second session will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Those auditioning need only attend one session

To sign up for an audition or get more information, parents or guardians can visit

Young girls who would like to audition should be no older than 5 years and 3 months, and be less than 4 feet 2 inches in height. Each audition will take approximately five minutes, and each child will be asked to read two lines from the show. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child. Prior acting experience is not required. Sign-up is on a first-come basis with a maximum of 40 slots.

Waitress is the new Broadway musical from Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles inspired by Adrienne Shelly‘s 2007 motion picture.

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Waitress_3x3.375_Show Tile_UPDATEBrought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit 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), choreography by Lorin Latarro (Les Dangereuse Liasons, Waiting for Godot) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Hair, Pippin, Finding Neverland). Paulus launched the national tour of Pippin in Denver.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna 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.

Waitress cast includes local favorite Lenne Klingamann

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order,” said the Chicago Tribune.

The national tour of Waitress premieres in Cleveland, on Oct. 17. It visits Denver’s Buell Theatre from Dec. 19-31. Single tickets are on sale at

Waitress in Denver: Ticket information

  • National touring production
  • Performances Dec. 19-31
  • Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex
  • Tickets start at $25
  • Call 303-893-4100 or BUY ONLINE
  • Sales to groups of 10 or more click here

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