Apr 5, 2018

Two Young Local Actresses Cast as "Lulu" in Waitress at DPAC

The Tony nominated musical WAITRESS, which plays at DPAC May 1 through 6, has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of “Lulu” during the engagement.

Scarlett Unger, age 5, of Chapel Hill, and Sophie Jozwiak, age 4, of Chapel Hill will alternate the role of “Lulu,” the daughter of the production’s main character, Jenna.

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.”

Both girls were chosen via an audition process held at DPAC on March 16. Nearly 60 girls participated in the auditions, which were presided over by members of the WAITRESS company. The character of “Lulu” is 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 engagement.

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, WAITRESS is an irresistible new hit featuring original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).

Tickets start at $35 (+ taxes & ticket fees) are now on sale via:
-Online at DPACnc.com
-The Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina
-Ticketmaster.com / Ticketmaster Charge by phone at 800.982.2787

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film, the musical 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.

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.  “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire.  Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.