EVITA list of characters

Auditions

EVITA Character List

These are the characters in order of appearance

Character

Songs

Description

CHORUS / CROWD / WORKERS

Other chorus roles include:

Dock workers, sleazy entertainers, white-collar workers, Eva’s entourage, Peron’s supporters, labourers, politicians, dignitaries, ministers, diplomats, the poor, mourners

Requiem

Oh What A Circus

On This Night of a Thousand Stars

A New Argentina

On The Balcony of the Casa Rosada (Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina)

Rainbow High

And The Money Kept Rolling In

Santa Evita

Montage

Lament

The chorus in EVITA take on many roles throughout the story

We need enthusiastic singers and dancers.

CHE (principal)

Oh What A Circus

On This Night of a Thousand Stars

Buenos Aires

Goodnight and Thank You

Charity Concert

Another Suitcase in Another Hall

Peron’s Latest Flame

On The Balcony of the Casa Rosada (Don’t Cry For Me, Argentina)

High Flying, Adored

Rainbow Tour

The Chorus Girl Hasn’t Learned

And The Money Kept Rolling In

Santa Evita

Waltz For Eva and Che

Dice Are Rolling

Eva’s Final Broadcast

Montage

Lament

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.

Must be able to relate to the audience and take them with them on the dramatic journey of the piece. Strong dance and singing ability. Must be able to offer an extraordinary range of versatility to take on the Everyman nature of the part. Latin American in personality and feel.

GIRLS

Oh What A Circus

Possibly part of the chorus but specifically singing with Eva in this song at the beginning of the show

EVA (principal)

Oh What A Circus

On This Night of a Thousand Stars

Buenos Aires

Goodnight and Thank You

Charity Concert

I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You

Another Suitcase in Another Hall

Peron’s Latest Flame

A New Argentina

On The Balcony of the Casa Rosada

High Flying, Adored

Rainbow High

Rainbow Tour

The Chorus Girl Hasn’t Learned

Waltz For Eva And Che

You Must Love Me

Dice Are Rolling

Eva’s Final Broadcast

Montage

Lament

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 any means she can to escape her small town and build power.

Should be an experienced performer at every level with an amazing singing voice and strong dance ability.

You need to display pain, sympathy, anger, wit and real authority all in equal measure with many other emotions thrown in.

MAGALDI (principal)

On This Night of a Thousand Stars

Goodnight and Thank You

Charity Concert

Montage

Charming loser – never quite made it. Has the first number in the show and sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavour to the piece which is essential.

Should have a slightly awkward and Latin physicality.

EVA’S FAMILY –

MAMA, BROTHER & 3 SISTERS

On This Night of a Thousand Stars

They encourage Magaldi to take Eva to Buenos Aires.

BUSINESSMAN

Goodnight and Thank You

A partner Eva uses to gain a better standing and eventually fame

RADIOMAN

Goodnight and Thank You

A partner Eva uses to gain a better standing and eventually fame

PRESIDENT

The Art of the Possible

Sings with Peron before losing power to him and Eva.

PERON (principal)

The Art of the Possible

Charity Concert

I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You

A New Argentina

Rainbow Tour

She Is A Diamond

Dice Are Rolling

Montage

An officer in the Argentinean army who rises to become the Argentine President.

Must be able to sing, move and provide a strong sense of authority on stage. Man of the people. An impressive, charismatic politician who brings all the trappings of power with him. Authoritative, persuasive, charming and impressive.

OFFICERS

The Art of the Possible

Rainbow Tour

She Is A Diamond

Sometime supporters of Juan and Eva Peron

MISTRESS (principal)

Another Suitcase in Another Hall

A vulnerable, innocent young woman who plays Juan Peron’s 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.”

BOYS

Another Suitcase in Another Hall

Possibly part of the chorus but sing with Eva and Che in this song

ARISTOCRATS

Peron’s Latest Flame

The Chorus Girl Hasn’t Learned

They are not happy with the Perons coming to power and particularly have a dislike of Eva

ARMY

Peron’s Latest Flame

Angry at Eva’s political influence

EVA’S HEAVIES/BODYGUARDS

Peron’s Latest Flame

Members of the chorus who step up to do Eva’s dirty work

CHILDREN

Santa Evita

Six younger looking and sounding singers for ‘angelic’ moment with Eva.

We are hoping to cast 3 girls and 3 boys for this. They may be part of the ensemble or a separate group who perform in this scene specifically. This is all to be worked out at/after audition. These children need to look and sound like they are aged 8-10 years so to audition for these parts we are looking for auditionees who are a maximum height of 4ft 10in (148cm).