The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS, which will make its Kansas City premiere at the Music Hall November 14-19, has cast two young area actors to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the KC engagement.
Sutton Hamm and Tenley Thompson, both of Olathe, Kansas, will alternate the role of “Lulu,” the daughter of the production’s main character.
Hamm and Thompson were chosen via an audition process held at the Arts Asylum on Wednesday, October 4. Forty girls participated in the auditions, which were presided over by members of the WAITRESS company.
Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s 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. While her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness, a baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
WAITRESS features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam), and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).
Tickets for WAITRESS are on sale now and are available online at Ticketmaster.com, at The Music Hall box office, 301 W. 13th Street, or by calling 1.800.745.3000.
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