Watertown Girl Cast in Worcester Production of Broadway’s “Waitress”

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Watertown's Charlie Currier-Brown will play Lulu in the Worcester production of "Waitress."

Watertown’s Charlie Currier-Brown will play Lulu in the Worcester production of “Waitress.”

The following information was provided by The Hanover Theatre:

The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the two young, local actresses who will appear in the Worcester run of Broadway’s Waitress the musical, May 22-26. Watertown’s Charlie Currier-Brown and West Boylston’s Everleigh Clark will alternate in the role of “Lulu,” the daughter of the production’s main character, Jenna.

Both Everleigh and Charlie were among more than 30 girls who auditioned on April 18 at The Hanover Theatre Conservatory. The girls expressed excitement for the opportunity to perform with the Waitress cast.

“I’m happy to be Lulu because it’s my first time on stage,” said Charlie, also four years old. “I’m excited to meet new people and make friends.”

“I like shows, and I can’t wait to have a bunch of people in the audience watching me!” said four-year-old Everleigh.

Tickets are on sale now for all performances of Waitress, generously sponsored by UniBank and Worcester State University. Waitress follows Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker, as she 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, Waitress features original music and lyrics by six-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!

Tickets for Waitress start at $45. Discounts are available to members of The Hanover Theatre and groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available online at TheHanoverTheatre.org, by phone at 877-571-SHOW (7469) or at The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge St. in downtown Worcester. For more information on group sales, contact Daniella Marie at 508-471-1763 or daniella@thehanovertheatre.org.

About The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts

The Hanover Theatre has entertained more than 2 million patrons with world-class performances and headlining acts including Broadway hits (“Jersey Boys,” “Kinky Boots,” “Something Rotten!”), comedians (Dave Chappelle, Jay Leno, Jerry Seinfeld), musical acts (Neil Young, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, Tony Bennett) and everything in between (“A Christmas Carol,” Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Alton Brown, Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson). POLLSTAR consistently ranks The Hanover Theatre as one of the Top Theatres in the World. After nine seasons, the award-winning, historic theatre continues to establish its place as a world-class performing arts venue, acting as a catalyst for the economic development of downtown Worcester. The Hanover Theatre’s facilities at 551 Main St. house new function spaces, offices and a soon-to-open restaurant.

Worcester Center for Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre and Conservatory for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

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