StoryMakers with Jenna Gavigan
Tiny dreamer. Big Dreams. Lulu wants nothing more than perform on Broadway. The only trouble is, she’s a mouse. Join actor and middle-grade debut author Jenna Gavigan as she tells Rocco about LULU THE BROADWAY MOUSE and what it takes to land a role in a Broadway show on this episode of StoryMakers.
About the Book
Lulu is a little girl with a very big dream: she wants to be on Broadway. She wants it more than anything in the world. As it happens, she lives in Broadway’s Shubert Theatre; so achieving her dream shouldn’t be too tricky, right? Wrong. Because the thing about Lulu? She’s a little girl mouse.
When a human girl named Jayne joins the cast of the show at the Shubert as an understudy, Lulu becomes Jayne’s guide through the world of her theatre and its wonderfully kooky cast and crew. Together, Jayne and Lulu learn that sometimes dreams turn out differently than we imagined; sometimes they come with terms and conditions (aka the company mean girl, Amanda). But sometimes, just when we’ve given up all hope, bigger and better dreams than we’d ever thought could come true, do.
I’m a fourth generation New Yorker and proud of it! (Shout out to my ancestors who spent weeks crossing an ocean only to get to America to work jobs they didn’t like, so I could spend my life doing what I love. Their photos hang above my desk and I thank them daily.) As an actor, I’ve also lived in Los Angeles, but prefer New York. (Note: I would move back to L.A. in a heartbeat for a gig/call me if you’re stuck in traffic; I will help you navigate canyon roads.)
I hold a B.A. in Creative Writing from Columbia University. While there I focused on fiction, television and screenwriting. I’m bossy, detail-oriented, and good at multi-tasking, so my ultimate goal is to be a television showrunner/mom.
Executive Producer: Julie Gribble