Searching for “LULU”

Waitress, the hit Broadway musical coming to the The Smith Center from October 9 – 14, 2018, is looking for two young local girls to alternate in the role of “Lulu” during the Las Vegas engagement.

The character of “Lulu” is a sweet, carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s finale. Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4’2” and be no older than 5 years and 3 months. Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Space is strictly limited to the first 60 applicants to sign up – with a limit of 30 per session.

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Las Vegas on Tuesday, September 4th from 10 AM – 3 PM inside Boman Pavilion, the space adjacent to Reynolds Hall and the box office at The Smith Center. The audition will consist of the child speaking two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child. Headshot, resume and prior acting experience is not required.

The character of “Lulu” will be cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role. Each girl chosen will perform in 4 performances each during the one week engagement.



Due to overwhelming response, we are currently no longer taking submissions for auditions for the role of “Lulu”.



After submitting the form, print out the following important paperwork, which you will need to fill out and bring with you to the audition.



How early do I need to arrive prior to my scheduled audition?
Please do not arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the audition session time for which you signed up. To sign up, please click here.

What should my child wear?
The character’s costume is simple denim with a t-shirt, so participants can wear whatever makes them comfortable. The audition will require running; therefore, children should wear appropriate shoes to run in safely.

What do we need to bring?
Please bring a current photo and resume, if available. When your audition time is confirmed, you will also receive several documents to review and sign and bring to the audition with you.

Do I get to watch my child audition?
Children will be brought into the audition room with Center staff and parents will be asked to wait outside for the 5-minute audition.

How long will the audition take?
Each audition is expected to take approximately 5 minutes, however it may take some time to get to your child. Please be prepared to stay at the audition for approximately 1 hour.

Where do I go when I arrive?
You may park in the parking garage, free of charge. Please check in with a Center staff member upon arrival.

Who decides which actresses will be cast?
All casting decisions are made by the company representing WAITRESS.

If my child is cast, what is the expectation?
Your child should be available October 9 – 14, 2018 at The Smith Center for performances of Waitress. The part appears in the finale so children should be prepared to be at The Smith Center until at least 10pm on evening shows and 4:30pm on matinees. Additional information will be provided to those selected by the company of Waitress.

What if my child cannot make one of the scheduled performances but would still like to audition?
Each actress should be prepared to step in at any of the eight scheduled performances. Any conflicts should be disclosed at the audition.

When will we be notified of casting?
The production office will contact the parent or guardian by phone or email within two weeks of the audition. The names will also be announced on The Smith Center Facebook page and website.

I still have questions, what should I do?
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