Waitress the Musical

An image from the national tour of Waitress

Photo: Joan Marcus

The Tony-nominated musical Waitress, which will make a stop at the Marcus Center Jan. 2-7, has cast two young area actresses to take on the role of Lulu during the Milwaukee engagement.

Margot Kabara, 4, of Oconomowoc, and Charlotte Rhodes, 5, of Nashotah will alternate the role of Lulu, the daughter of the production’s main character.

Both girls were chosen via an audition process held at the Marcus Center on Nov. 9. Over 40 girls participated in the auditions, which were presided over by members of the Waitress company. Auditions will subsequently be held in cities across the country prior to the tour reaching them, so local girls will be cast in each tour stop.

Charlotte Rhodes is a kindergartner at Divine Redeemer Lutheran School in Hartland and this is her first acting experience. She loves to play house and school with her big sister, Natalie. She says, “I really hope they pick me to be Lulu. I love pie!”

Margot Kabara attends All God’s Children Preschool in Delafield and this is also her first theatrical performance. She is a very sweet and carefree kid that loves gymnastics, dancing, and playing with her big sister and brother along with her dog, Cupcake. She says the whole audition process was “super fun” and her favorite part during the audition was dancing and playing with the other girls.

Tickets are now available for Waitress, which comes to the Marcus Center on Jan. 2-7 as part of the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series. Tickets for all performances are currently available at the Marcus Center Box Office, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee; online at marcuscenter.org; or by calling 414-273-7206.

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