Shows

Auditions

All auditions for Diamond Head Theatre productions, unless otherwise specified, are held in the DHT Rehearsal Hall. Diamond Head Theatre is located at 520 Makapuu Avenue, across the street from Kapiolani Community College. Parking is available in the theatre’s parking lot located behind the building. The Rehearsal Hall is located at the back of the theatre; enter through the door that says Costume Shop.


Evita

Audition dates:

Friday, Feb. 3 @ 7:00PM

Saturday, Feb. 4 @ 2:00PM

Sunday, Feb. 5 @2:00PM

Auditions are held in the DHT Rehearsal Hall. Dates and times are subject to change.

Show runs:  MARCH 24 – APRIL 16, 2017 with possible extensions

Lyrics by Tim Rice

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed by and Choreographed by John Rampage


EVITA features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice and is one of their most successful musicals, as evidenced by its well-known signature anthem: "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina".

The musical is based on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Peron who became the spiritual leader of the nation, rising from nothing to become one of the most famous political figures in the country’s history. It follows Eva’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. 

More than just a modern-day Cinderella story, EVITA is a powerful musical about ambition, politics, class, and an overwhelming need for acceptance and love. 


CHARACTER  BREAKDOWN  

PRINCIPAL ROLES

EVA PERON - This role will be played by Jody Bill Bachler

CHE - 25 to 40 yrs old. A revolutionary and the narrator of Eva’s life story. High Lyric Baritone. Some movement/dance required.

JUAN PERON - 45 to 60 yrs. old. President of Argentina and former military leader. Charismatic, calculating and cunning. A true Dictator. Lyric Baritone. No movement/dance required.

PERON’S MISTRESS - 17 to 25 yrs. old. Young but broken. A realist. Mezzo Soprano, featured in Another Suitcase In Another Hall. Doubles in the Ensemble in Act 2.

AGUSTIN MAGALDI - 25 to 45 yrs. old. A second rate tango singer. A little smarmy and self centered and the first of Eva’s many lovers. Baritone with G “money note “. Featured in On This Night Of A Thousand Stars. Some movement/dance required. Doubles in the Ensemble in Act 2.

  

FEATURED ROLES (All double as Ensemble)

The DUARTE FAMILY - Mama, 3 Adult Sisters and a Brother - A mixture of ages. Must have strong vocal abilities. Featured in On This Night Of A Thousand Stars.

THE FORMER PRESIDENT of ARGENTINA & 4 MILITARY OFFICERS - A mixture of ages. Must have strong vocal abilities. Featured in The Art Of The Possible.

A BUSINESS MAN, A RADIOMAN & A MILITARY OFFICER - Eva’s discarded lovers. A mixture of ages. Must have strong vocal abilities. Featured in Goodnight and Thank You. Some movement/dance required.

THE ARISTOCRATS - Argentina’s wealthy upper class, opposed to the Peron regime.  4 Men, 4 Women. A  mixture of ages. Must be able to sing a cappella harmony. Some movement required. Featured in Peron’s Latest Flame.

DRESSERS & MAID - 4 Men & 1 Woman. A Mixture of Ages.  Featured in Rainbow High.

 A TANGO COUPLE - 20 to 40 yrs. old. Must be strong dancers. Featured in I’d Be Surprisingly Good For You.

 

ADULT ENSEMBLE & SMALL FEATURED ROLES

EVITA requires a large Ensemble to play an assortment of roles including Dock Workers, Lower Middle  Class Laborers, White Collar Workers, Politicians, Supporters, Bodyguards, Peron’s Retinue and Dignitaries. All must have strong vocal abilities. Though there are many production/dance numbers in EVITA, not everyone is required to dance.

12 FEMALE ENSEMBLE - A mixture of ages.

12 MALE ENSEMBLE - A mixture of ages.

 

CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE

10 CHILDREN - Boys and girls, age 8 to 13 yrs old. Must have strong vocal abilities. Featured in SANTA EVITA.  Some movement/dance required.


Audition Requirements 

SING: Please prepare an uptempo song or ballad from the traditional or contemporary Broadway repertoire. If auditioning for a principle role, songs from EVITA are highly encouraged. Bring sheet music in your own key. No transpositions on site, no acapella, karaoke, or tapes will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.  

DANCE: Please bring appropriate dancewear (clothes/shoes).


REHEARSALS: Rehearsals begin February 8. Rehearsal schedule determined by director.


Performances

EVITA plays March 24 – April 16.

Regular performance times are Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m.,
Saturday at 3:00 p.m.* and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
*Saturday 3:00 p.m. matinees are on April 1 and April 8. 


 

Questions? 

For further information, please call Diamond Head Theatre at 733-0277 x302.