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Auditions Announced

EVITA FB

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, this Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.  Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”

Directed by Larry Kirchgaessner

Monday, July 10 at 7 pm
Tuesday, July 11 at 7 pm
Wausau Community Theatre
136 Summer Street, Schofield

Performances
Thursday, September 21 at 6:30 pm
Friday, September 22 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 23 at 2:00 pm
Saturday, September 23 at 7:30 pm
at The Grand Theater, Wausau

Be prepared to sing a song…preferably from the show, or in the style of the show (NO ACAPELLA)
Accompanist will be provided

Click on link for EVITA Vocal Score

Character Breakdown
Eva Peron…an impoverished girl grows up to be a radio actress who marries Juan Peron and becomes “The First Lady of Argentina,” champion of the people.  Eva has a huge belt voice, the character is very strong and domineering.  She gets what she wants whatever the cost.  Age 20-30

Che…A Narrator for the piece who is constantly on stage and inserts himself into the action.  A powerful figure with a strong voice.  He is based on Che Guevara, a famous revolutionary of the Cuban Revolution who grew up in Argentina and was a young boy at the time the Perons were in power.  Age 20-35

Juan Peron…A military man who becomes the President of Argentina with his powerful wife, Eva, at his side.  Peron is a baritone, manipulative and self serving as a politician.  Age 30-45

Augusten Magaldi…A popular singer of the day in Argentina who has “the distinction of being the first man to be of use to Eva Duarte.” He is a bit fatuous.  He brings Eva to Buenos Aires.

EVITA has a huge ensemble of young children…soldiers…Generals…the older “upper class” people who have no use at all for Evita…tango dancers…Eva’s family…the descamisados (poor folk) who adore Evita.  The show is entirely sung and the ensemble is on stage for most of the performance.

Rehearsals will be held Monday-Friday, 7-10 pm

for questions larryandgreg48@gmail.com