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Peace Center Seeks Young Female Child Actress for Hit Broadway Show on Tour!

The Tony® nominated musical WAITRESS is Searching for “LULU”
Wednesday, March 28, starting at 10 a.m. at the Peace Center’s Gunter Theatre

The Tony® nominated musical Waitress will premiere at the Peace Center May 8-13, and the show is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the Greenville engagement.

Waitress tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage. Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, Lulu.

The character of Lulu is a sweet and carefree 4 to 5-year-old who appears in the production’s finale scene. 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.

The auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 28, beginning at 10 a.m.

Space is limited, and slots are filled on a first come, first served basis.

To sign up, visit

The audition will consist of the child reciting a line 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 four performances each during the one-week engagement.

Click to learn more about Waitress.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign my child up to audition?

To sign up, visit

How early do I need to arrive prior to my scheduled audition?

Please arrive no sooner than 10 minutes prior to the audition session time for which you signed up.

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.

Do I get to watch my child audition?

Children will be brought into the audition room with Peace 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?

The Peace Center does not have on-site parking, so allow extra time to park and make your way to the theater.

Directions and parking tips can be found at

Please enter the Gunter Theatre lobby (under the large Waitress banner) to check in.

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 for all eight performances of Waitress, which plays May 8-13. Performances are Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The part appears in the finale, so children should be prepared to be at the theater for at least three hours after the show begins. 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 Peace Center Facebook page and website.

I still have questions, what should I do?

Email Tara McNamara at [email protected].