San Diego Repertory Theatre is now accepting submissions for EVITA
Lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, directed by Sam Woodhouse and choreographed by Javier Velasco
1st Rehearsal: 7/6/17, Preview: 8/3/17, Open: 8/9/17, Close: 8/27/17
San Diego Repertory Theatre is now accepting submissions for the following project:
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber
Directed by Sam Woodhouse
Choreographed by Javier Velasco
San Diego Auditions: February 13-14, 2017
LA Auditions (for Ché, Eva and Perón ONLY): February 21, 2017
San Diego Callbacks*: February 25 & 27, 2017
*Must be available to attend callbacks in SD in order to be considered for this project.
AEA and non-union actors are encouraged to submit.
Housing is available for select roles.
Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron, ‘saint to the working class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military’ was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.
EVITA: (Female) Must be able to play ages 18 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 trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control. A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Must be a passionate and strong actor who can move well.
CHE: (Male, 18-35) 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.
PERON: (Male, 30-50) 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 character/leading man. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.
MISTRESS: (Female, 13-18) 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 high tenor High G.
ENSEMBLE: Seeking a broad range of males and females of all ethnicities from late teens to 50s. Excellent singing voices in all ranges. All ensemble members should move well. Dancers to play soldiers and tango dancers will be pulled from the ensemble. All must understand the Latin temperament even if they don’t fit into the “look.” All shapes and sizes to play everything from Generals to Peasants. A fully featured, versatile ensemble that helps define this world. Understudies for the principal roles of EVA and CHE will be assigned from the ensemble.
All auditions are by invitation only.