Front Row Centre Players Society's Community Theatre Production of
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Originally directed by Harold Prince
Directed by Jamie Eastgaard-Ross
Musical Direction by Brian Holiday
Choreography by Ashley Soles
Callbacks, should they be required, will be held on Sunday September 23 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Should you be required for a callback, you will be notified by Friday September 21.
*Note that specific numbers will be required to be prepared for callbacks (see character notes), and these will be emailed during callback notifications.
Auditions are held at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).
Members of Equity and ACTRA please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we will not pay any professional association fees, such as the fees stipulated by Equity's Amateur Guest Artist policy, under any circumstances whatsoever.
Each auditioner should prepare their best minute each of two musical theatre numbers, satisfying the following requirements:
- one Andrew Lloyd Webber song (not from Evita)
- one contrasting musical theatre number
- one of the above should showcase character and the other vocal ability/range.
Please note that auditioners should bring backing tracks or an accompanist (piano will be provided, but no accompanist). A capella auditions will not be accepted.
Auditioners should be prepared to remain for a dance call at the end of each hour. Please bring dance shoes and clothing you can move in.
About the Show
High Flying Adored!
Set in Argentina between 1934 and 1952, Evita charts the story of a young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita finds fame and influence in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina. As First Lady, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class¬—and an enemy to the rich – until her untimely death of cancer at the tender age of 33. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people.
With one of Lloyd Webber’s most-loved scores, combining Latin, jazz, pop and more traditional influences, Evita is a classic for the ages!
You must love me…
January 11th - 26th, 2019, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre
PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday January 6th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Sunday afternoons at Beddington Theatre Arts Centre starting Sunday September 30th.
|Eva Peron||F||Mezzo with a strong belt||
A strong, versatile actress who belts to G and can dance. Must be charismatic, feminine, sensual, and tough at the same time. Evita's age ranges from 15 to 33 over the course of the show. Must have the physical stamina and vocal endurance to withstand the rigors of a demanding role. (Range: Mezzo with a strong belt: Low E (below middle C) to high G)
Callback Song: A New Argentina, Don't Cry for Me Argentina
A hard-edged man with an extremely volatile nature who serves as narrator of the show and antagonist to Eva Peron. Must move well and have the physical stamina and vocal endurance to withstand the rigors of a demanding role. (Age:20s-30s. Range: Rock tenor who sings legit as well: Low B flat to high B flat)
This role will be played as male and we are open to gender blind casting.
Callback Song: A New Argentina, High Flying Adored
Male, 40s-50s; a prominent army officer who becomes the President of Argentina; Stately, charismatic and charming; Legit baritone with a powerful voice; Low A to high F#.
Callback Song: A New Argentina
Male, 40s-50s; a Tango singer and Eva’s first love interest; doubles as ensemble; high baritone or tenor; Middle C to high G.
Callback Song: On This Night of a Thousand Stars
|Peron's Mistress||F||Light contemporary mix to E||
Female 16-20; an innocent-looking young woman; must have a sweet sounding high mix; doubles as ensemble
Callback Song: Another Suitcase in Another Hall
|Ensemble||MF||All ranges to a high standard||Men, Women and Children of Argentina|
|Dancers||MF||All must be able to sing||Featured dancers with ballet and/or jazz experience are an considered an asset.|
Book your audition online!
Please choose an audition time below and complete the request form.
Please note: If you have not booked an audition by 2 hours prior to the start of auditions on the day of your audition, please PHONE the direct office line at 587-332-0250.
For all other inquiries, please call 403-246-8505 (ext. 3 for auditions)
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