EVITA Auditions August 25 & 26, 2019

Lakeland Players is having auditions for EVITA, based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina, worshipped by her people. 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 power in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina. As First Lady of Argentina, 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. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people. This blockbuster musical, made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th century matriarch. Director Don Fresen is looking forward to bringing this musical to life, “Beside the fact that the music is awesome, I love that she’s a real person and these things actually happened. She went from nothing to having power beyond her imagination. No, everything she did wasn’t good but she helped so many people that you can overlook a little bit. Fun fact: She would be 100 years old this year.”
Auditions are Sunday, August 25 at 2pm and Monday, August 26 at 7pm, to be held at The Historic Sprague Theater, 15 W. Walworth St. Elkhorn, WI 53121.
Auditions are for men and women ages 16 years and up. There will be a few children ages 10-12 years cast. Come prepared to sing a selection no more than 32 bars. Bring music, and accompanist will be provided. NO a capella singing. Bring appropriate shoes for dance.
Performance dates will be October 11-13 and 18-20, 2019.
For more information, call 262-206-7923.

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