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Local 4-year-olds win coveted spot in 'Waitress on Broadway' in Omaha

Posted at 12:18 PM, Nov 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-24 16:43:27-05

It's their big break, and they're not even in Kindergarten yet. Omaha Performing Arts revealed the two 4-year-old girls cast for the traveling production of "Waitress" the musical

Anina Frey and Vienna Maas are excited about being cast ahead of their Broadway debut. 

Back on November 3, Omaha Performing Arts hosted an assistant director from the Waitress Broadway touring production to audition local girls. More than 30 young girls signed up to play Lulu — a speaking role in the final scene of production. The production's creative team cast two girls who will alternate the role on stage from Dec. 12-17.

Waitress is a one of the first Broadway productions with an all-female creative team, featuring 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 ("Hair," "Pippin," "Finding Neverland").

Inspired by Adrienne Shelly's beloved film, "Waitress" 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. Jenna summons the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.