WaitressJune 18 - June 23

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county —and a satisfying run-in with someone new —show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness.

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

WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly, and is “sweet, sassy and passionate,” according to New York Magazine. Don’t miss this uplifting and hilarious musical!

Recommended for ages 13+

The 2018-2019 Broadway Series is co-sponsored by:
People's United Bank and Travelers

Lulu Auditions

The Bushnell seeks young female child actress for Broadway tour stop!

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. Space is limited to the first 60 applicants to sign up.

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Hartford on Wednesday, May 22 between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the The Bushnell. The audition will consist of the child reading 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, which runs through June 23.

To reserve an audition spot, please click here and add the child's name.

To access Hartford's "Search for Lulu" FAQs, please click here

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE

There will be an ASL interpreted performance on June 23 at 6:30pm. For more information on how to acquire tickets, please send requests to info@bushnell.org; 860.987.6097 (TTY); 860.987.5900 (VOICE).

For more information, please click HERE to view The Bushnell's Accessibility Services and Policies.

Security Change

The safety and security of all Bushnell guests is a top priority.

To ensure the safety of guests, The Bushnell has enhanced its security efforts at all public events as of April 1, 2018. All bags are subject to search, backpacks and bags larger than 12”x12”x6” are prohibited, and those exiting the building will be subject to search upon re-entry.

All guests are strongly encouraged to arrive early for security and bag screening; exterior doors open one hour prior to your ticketed performance.

For complete list of prohibited items and security guidelines, please click HERE to see our full list of policies and services.

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2 hours and 30 minutes, one intermission
William H. Mortensen Hall