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AUDITION FOR ARTS CENTER PRODUCTION OF

 EVITA


 Audition on Hilton Head

Auditions for “EVITA” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's spring musical production will be held at the theater on Monday, Jan. 22 from 12:00 – 7:00PM. The production will be directed by Gail Luna and Patti Maurer is the choreographer.

Rehearsals for "EVITA" begin on April 10, and performances run from May 2-27, 2018. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please prepare a 32 bar selection in a style consistent with the character(s) for which you are interested in. Please choose from the modern musical theatre or rock opera canon. All performers returning for callbacks will need to sing and dance; Principals will also need to dance. If you dance, please bring in character shoes (men and women).

Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her GRagland@artshhi.com.

 Non-Required Chorus Open Call in New York City

Pearl Studios, 500 8th Avenue, 12th floor, NYC 10018
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
10 AM – Equity/Non AEA Male Dancers who dance & sing well
2 PM – Equity/Non AEA Female Dancers who dance and sing well

Seeking: Male & Female Dancers show sing well – AEA & Non AEA

Preparation: Men should have Jazz and Character shoes. Women should have Character shoes with heels and form fitting clothing. Bring sheet music (16 bars in style of show) and picture and resumes. Accompanist provided.

Character Breakdown: ENSEMBLE – 18-70. (Female/Male). All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisado’s, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must dance. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding this diverse world. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range and dance ability. Principal roles will be covered by members of the ensemble.

NOTE: The producer will run all aspects of the OPEN calls. Equity Chorus Call procedures will not be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Sign up will start 1 hour before the scheduled audition start time. At Auditions - Director - Gail Luna, Choreographer - Patti Maurer, General Manager - Richard Feldman.

Plot Summary: Evita focuses on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron, the ruthlessly ambitious second wife of Argentine president Juan Peron, and follows her early life, rise to power, charity work and eventual death. The show wows with show-stopping numbers including “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” “And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out),” “The Rainbow Tour,” and “High-flying, Adored.” The eclectic range of musical styles includes classical, with its opening choral piece ("Requiem for Evita"), instrumentals, rhythmic Latinate, as well as ballads and rock.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - All Roles Are Available:

EVA PERÓN - (Female) Able to play ages 15-33. Projects both toughness and charisma. Ambitious, beautiful, passionate, and power-hungry. A woman not afraid to use her sexuality to achieve her goals. Must be a trained vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control. A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix; can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Strong actor who will also be dancing.

JUAN PERON - (Male) Mid 40s-Late 50s. Officer in the Argentine army, later the Argentine President. A man who is dignified, charming, and authoritative. A strong actor and singer who can move well. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.

CHE GUEVARA - (Male) Able to play ages 18-35. Dashing, impulsive and manipulative. Che is a radical political activist, he asks tough questions and demands answers. An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice. Sings a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.

AUGUSTIN MAGALDI - (Male) 25-50. A tango singer and charming loser – on the cusp of famous. Thinks he’s bigger than life and has the ego to match, but he’s really not. A Latin American “personality” type but real at the same time. This actor also appears in the ensemble, must dance. Sings high tenor High G.

PERON’S MISTRESS - (Female) 18-25. An innocent-looking young woman. Beautiful, vulnerable, sensual, but no match for Eva. Must have a sweet sounding high mix; doubles as ensemble and must dance; high mix/belt; Low A to E.

ENSEMBLE - (Female/Male) 18-70. All ethnicities. Member of an eclectic ensemble of men and women who play many different characters: Eva’s family, Eva’s lovers, descamisado’s, generals/military officers, priests, entertainers, hustlers, white-collar workers, aristocrats, soldiers, bodyguards, laborers, politicians, dressers, makeup artists, and nurses. Must dance. All body types are welcome. Must portray the many different people surrounding this diverse world. Must have very strong vocal technique; flexible range and dance ability.

CHILDREN’S CHORUS & ENSEMBLE - 3 boys and 3 girls, ages 7-14. Female/Male. Any ethnicity. Child with an innocent look to be used throughout the show. Must sing, and be able to hold harmonies. Flexible vocal range.

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