The Company Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for Evita

McGRATHPR.com – The award-winning Company Theatre announces non-equity open call auditions for the musical classic Evita on Sunday, January 6, 1 pm, at The Company Theatre Center for Performing Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell.  Callbacks will be held on Monday, January 7.  Evitas lyrics are by Tim Rice, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show is directed by Zoe Bradford and Jordie Saucerman, with music direction by Bethany Aiken and choreography by Sally Forrest.  All roles are open for casting.  Further information and a rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.

The Tony Award® winner for best musical, Evita is the smash pop opera that follows Eva’s passionate rise to power from the streets of her youth in a rural province outside Buenos Aires, to show business stardom, to becoming the most powerful female political figure in Argentina—the wife of the president Juan Perón. Evita features classic songs from lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”, “Oh What a Circus”, “Buenos Aires”, and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”. Revered as a saint, cursed as a devil, Eva Perón’s dramatic, meteoric rise from poverty to prosperity is a groundbreaking and heart-wrenching depiction of populism, politics, and celebrity.

Character Descriptions:

Evita: (Female) Must be able to play ages 18 to 33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma. She is an 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. 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 will also appear in the ensemble. Must be able to move well and sing a low A to a high E.

Magaldi: (Male, plays 30-40) A tango singer with whom Eva has her first love affair. A charming loser – never quite made it. He will also appear in the ensemble. Sings high tenor High G.

Ensemble: Seeking a broad range of males and females of late teens to 70s. Excellent singing voices in all ranges. All shapes and sizes to play everything from Generals to Peasants to the Descamisado. A fully featured, versatile ensemble that helps define this world. Movement ability a plus.

Dance Ensemble: Men and women who are strong dancers to play soldiers, tango dancers, and the dance chorus. Will also be part of the vocal ensemble, but do not need to be trained singers.

Children’s Ensemble: (Youth ages 7-14) Must sing and be able to hold harmonies, act and move well. These young actors will be featured as well as appearing in the adult ensemble at times.

Audition candidates should be strong singers, arrive prepared to sing a song from the show in the show key, or a song in a similar musical theater style.  Candidates are encouraged to dress appropriately for movement.  Actors are advised to bring a headshot or snapshot, a resume is helpful, but not required.  Actors of all ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition.  The score will be available, and an audition accompanist will be provided.  Rehearsals begin January 10, held on Monday and Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons.

Performances of Evita are held from March 15, through 31, from Thursday through Sunday, evening and matinee performances are available. Tickets are $44. For a complete performance schedule or to order tickets, please visit www.companytheatre.com.

For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email Sally at Sally@companytheatre.com. For more information about The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.