AUDITIONS

Evita

Directed by Karen Morello

Musical Direction by Zachary Kampler

April 24 - May 9, 2020

 

Auditions: 

February 2nd @ 3pm

February 3rd @ 7pm

Callbacks:

February 6th @ 7pm

LOVE working at the Playshop! Very intimate and warm

                --Sally Cole

Always a great audience and super production team!

               --John Williams

Audition Information:

 

  • Generally looking for very strong singers, dancers, and actors from the ages of 7 to 60’s to portray a variety of roles.

  • Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a song that shows range and bring sheet music in the proper key as an accompanist will be provided.

  • Come prepared with proper shoes and clothing to dance at the audition. 

Role Descriptions:

EVITA: (Female) Must be able to play ages 15 to 33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma. She is a beautiful, ambitious and power-seeking woman, who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by the age of 26. She is also a woman of few options, who uses her sexuality to build power. The actor playing this role must be a strong vocalist with excellent vocal staminal. The range of  low E (below middle C) to a G above the staff must be traversed smoothly with a good foundation and technique.. Must be a passionate and strong actor who can move well.

CHE: (Male, late 20’s to-early 40’s) This character is dashing, impulsive, jealous, and manipulative. Che is a political activist and the narrator of the show, a radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers. An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that can sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F. Movement mobility a must. 

PERON: (Male, 35-50) An officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President. He is a man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer who can play a commanding character/leading man with a distinct Argentinean accent. Must move well. Vocal baritone with a high F extension. 

MISTRESS: (Female, 16-20) A very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable, innocent young girl who plays Juan Peron’s teenaged Mistress. She is “dismissed” out of Peron’s life by his future wife, Eva. The Mistress ponders the rejection during her song, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” She will also appear in the ensemble. Must be able to move well and sing a low A to a high E. 

MAGALDI: (Male, to play 30 – 40) A tango singer with whom Eva has her first love affair. A charming loser – never quite made it. Has the first number in the show, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars” and sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavor to the piece, which is essential. He will also appear in the ensemble. A Latin American “personality” type and feel that needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time. Sings tenor to a High G. 

ENSEMBLE: Seeking a broad range of males and females 30’s to 60s. Excellent singing voices in all ranges and movement ability a MUST. A fully featured very busy ensemble to play everything from Aristocrats, Generals, soldiers, nightclub patrons, dressers, Peasants. Ensemble member who plays acoustic guitar a plus.

DANCE ENSEMBLE: Looking for 4 men and 4 women who are strong dancers to play soldiers, tango dancers, and the dance chorus. Will also be part of the vocal ensemble.

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