The Department of Theatre at The University of South Dakota will hold auditions for "Evita," a Tony Award winning rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, Aug. 31, 6-10 p.m. for university students and the general public, and Sept. 1, 6-7 p.m. for youth, ages 9-13.
Auditions for university students and the general public will include both singing and dance components. Actors should prepare two musical pieces, 32 bars of dramatic material and 16 bars of comedic. The singing audition will be limited to three minutes and will be followed, in 30 minute blocks, by a session for learning a dance combination which will be performed near the end of the evening.
Actors should reserve a specific audition time by signing up on the theatre callboard in the east hallway of the Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts. Actors should dress to allow for expansive movement and should to bring their sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.
Evita also has a few ensemble roles for singing youth, particularly girls, ages 9-13. These auditions are on Wednesday, Sept. 1 from 6-7 p.m. in the Knutson Theatre. Youth will be asked to sing any song they know. No reservations are required for this audition.
Rehearsals will begin Sept. 7 with performances Oct. 20-24. For further information, contact Eric Hagen, director, at 677-5736 or Matt Nesmith, the music director, at 677-5905.