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Rehearsals (Auditions Oct 2018)

19th-23rd March 2019

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General Info

Presenting "Evita", our exciting new production for March 2019, one of the most popular musicals of modern times.

 

We warmly welcome you to an introductory evening on Tuesday 2nd October at 8pm at Velmead School, Fleet. Everyone is encouraged to attend, from new faces to returning members, come along and find out more about the show and this great fun, social and talented Cody company. There are many smaller parts and opportunities for dancers and a large chorus in this show, if you are interested in any of the principal roles you will find details below, together with audition materials which you can download. New members' chorus auditions will take place at approximately 9.30pm after the rehearsals on Tuesday 16th October. This can be music of your own choice, and if possible please bring along a copy for the pianist. The principal auditions will take place from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday 14th October at the above venue. You may be advised to attend from 1.00pm when you can re-cap on the dance movements prior to the auditions. Audition material will be available in links below on the website nearer the time, and on request from the Secretary. The libretto/vocal score will be available for loan, but please bring your cheque book to the first rehearsal as a deposit of £30 will be required before they are issued. Your uncashed cheque will be returned to you at the end of the rehearsal season on safe return of your book. We look forward to seeing you all in October.

 

Some dates for your diary (see table below for full details):

Initial Rehearsal & Audition Programme

Date

Time

Who

What

Venue

Tue 2 Oct 18

8:00-10:00pm

All

Introductory evening for Evita

Director (Gary) will talk through the characters and audition pieces. The MD (Graham Hix) will then go through the music audition pieces.

Velmead Junior School

Thu 4 Oct 18

8:00-10:00pm

All

Dance audition preparation

Main Hall

Tue 9 Oct 18

8:00-8:30pm

All Members

Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)

Main Hall

8:30-10:00pm

All

Musical Director (Graham Hix) will be working through the songs (including of course the audition songs).

Thu 11 Oct 18

8:00-9:30pm

All

Dance audition preparation

Main Hall

9:30-10:00pm

Auditionees unable to make Sunday auditions

Early pre-auditions (by application)

 

Sun 14 Oct 18

1:00-6:00pm

Principal Auditions

Velmead Junior School

Ensemble

We are seeking a broad range of males and females of all ethnicities from late teens to 70''s. Excellent singing voices in all ranges. All must understand the Latin temperament even if they don't fit into the "look." All shapes and sizes to play everything from Generals to Peasants, Lovers to Dressers. A fully featured, versatile ensemble will be required that helps define this world. Movement ability would be a plus. Anyone who wants to be considered for one of the vocal solos, duets, quartets etc will be required to sing a short audition piece (see below).

Dance Team

We are looking for a number of men and women who are strong dancers to play soldiers, tango dancers, and the dance chorus. They will also be part of the vocal ensemble. There will be a short dance audition.

Character

Audition Music (click to download)

1:00-2:00pm

Dance Team & Eva Perón

Dance re-cap & dance auditions

2:00pm

Eva Perón

(Female, playing 20-33) Mezzo. Must be able to play ages 20 to 33 while projecting both a toughness and charisma. 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 her sexuality to build power. The actor playing this role must be an exceptional vocalist with strong vocal stamina and excellent control. A legit Mezzo with a clear, strong mix that can belt to a high G and sing to a low E (below middle C). Must be a passionate and strong actor who can move well.

(As well as the singing audition we would also like to see Eva do the general dance audition as she will need to dance in a couple of the numbers)

Buenos Aires (No. 5) From Start to Bar 56
Don't Cry for Me Argentina (No. 14) From Bar 68 to Bar 105

 

Ché Guevara

(Male, playing 21-40) Tenor. 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. An actor/singer that must move very well with a high, rock tenor voice that can sing a low A to high B, falsetto to high F.

High Flying Adored (No. 15) From Start to Bar 45
Money Keeps Rolling In (No. 19) From Start to Bar 26

 

Juan Perón

(Male, playing 32-55) Baritone. An officer in the Argentinian army who rises to become the Argentine President. He is a man who is dignified, charming, authoritative but with a mysterious dark side. A strong actor and singer who can play character/leading man. Vocal bass/baritone to high F.

She is a Diamond (No. 23) From Bar 20 to Bar 49

 

Augustin Magaldi

(Male, playing 25-40) Tenor. A tango singer with whom Eva has her first love affair. A charming loser that never quite made it. Bit of a "pub-singer" type, small time but thinks he is bigger. Has an early number in the show "On This Night of a Thousand Stars" that sets up the world in which Eva exists and establishes a Latin flavour to the piece, which is essential. He will also appear in the ensemble. A Latin American "personality" type and feel that needs to be bigger than life, but real at the same time. Sings high tenor high G.

Night of 1000 Stars (No. 4) From Start to Bar 43

 

Perón's Mistress

(Female, playing 16-25) Mezzo. A very beautiful, fragile, vulnerable and innocent young girl who plays Juan Peron's teenage 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." She will also appear in the ensemble. Must be able to move well and sing a low A to a high E.

Another Suitcase (No. 10) From Bar 23 to Bar 35

 

Female Singing Role

Ensemble. Anyone who wants to be considered for one of the vocal solos, duets, quartets etc will be required to sing a short audition piece.

High Flying Adored (No. 15) From Bar 88 to Bar 110

 

Male Singing Role

Ensemble. Anyone who wants to be considered for one of the vocal solos, duets, quartets etc will be required to sing a short audition piece.

She is a Diamond (No. 23) From Start to Bar 19

Date

Time

Who

What

Venue

Tue 16 Oct 18

8:00-9:00pm

All

Singing & Set Intro.

Main Hall

9:30-10:00pm

New Members

New members' auditions

Thu 18 Oct 18

8:00-10:00pm

Principals + selected singers

Singing - Act 1

Main Hall

Tue 23 Oct 18

8:00-10:00pm

All

Singing - Act 1

Main Hall

Thu 25 Oct 18

8:00-10:00pm

Principals + selected singers

Singing - Act 1

Main Hall

Tue 30 Oct 18

8:00-10:00pm

All

Singing - Act 1

Main Hall

Thu 1 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

Principals + selected singers

Singing - Act 1

Main Hall

Tue 6 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

Che & All (Eva & Magaldi not required)

Blocking - Act 1-1 & 1-2

Main Hall

Thu 8 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Workers

Setting & Choreography - Act 1-5 (Also Dancers for "Buenos Aires"). 

Main Hall

Tue 13 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Peron, Solo Girls, Workers

Blocking - Act 1-3

Main Hall

Thu 15 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Peron, Magaldi, Lovers, President, Officers

Setting & Choreography - Act 1-6 & 1-7 (Also Dancers for "Buenos Aires")

Main Hall

Tue 20 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Magaldi, Family & Workers

Blocking - Act 1-4

Main Hall

Thu 22 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Peron, Mistress & Suitcase Boys 

Setting & Choreography - Act 1-9 & 1-10 (Also Dancers for "Buenos Aires")

Main Hall

Tue 27 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

All

Review So Far - Run

Main Hall

Thu 29 Nov 18

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Heavies, Aristos & Army 

Setting & Choreography - Act 1-11 (Also Dancers for "Peron's Flame")

Main Hall

Tue 4 Dec 18

8:00-10:00pm

All

Singing - Act 2

Main Hall

Thu 6 Dec 18

8:00-10:00pm

Principals + selected singers

Singing - Act 2

Main Hall

Tue 11 Dec 18

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Peron, Magaldi, Aristos, Army, Officials, Workers (chorus)

Blocking - Act 1-8 & 1-12

Main Hall

Thu 13 Dec 18

8:00-10:00pm

Dancers as required

Choreography - Dancers for "Buenos Aires" & "Peron's Flame"

Main Hall

Tue 18 Dec 18

8:00-10:00pm

All

Review So Far - Run

Main Hall

Thu 20 Dec 18

8:00-9:00pm

All

Singing - Act 2

Main Hall

9:00-10:00pm

Everyone Welcome

Xmas Raffle

CHRISTMAS BREAK

Tue 1 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

Principals + selected singers

Singing - Act 2

Main Hall

Tue 8 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Singing - Act 2

Main Hall

Tue 8 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Dressers (Male & Female)

Setting & Choreography - Act 2-15 & 2-16 (Also Dancers for "Money Keeps Rolling")

Main Hall

Tue 15 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Singing - Act 2

Main Hall

Tue 15 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

Principals + selected singers

Singing - Act 2

Main Hall

Tue 22 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Peron, Aristos, Army, Officials, Workers (chorus)

Blocking - Act 2-14

Main Hall

Tue 22 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Peron, President, Officers, Admiral & Workers 

Setting & Choreography - Act 2-17 & 2-19 (Also Dancers for "Money Keeps Rolling")

Main Hall

Tue 29 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

Che, Peron, Aristos, Army & Solo Girls

Blocking - Act 2-18 & 2-20

Main Hall

Tue 29 Jan 19

8:00-10:00pm

Eva, Che, Peron, President & Officers

Setting & Choreography - Act 2-21, 2-22, 2-23 & 2-24 (Also Dancers for "Waltz")

Main Hall

Sun 3 Feb 19

2:00-6:00pm

All

Review So Far - Run

Main Hall

Tue 5 Feb 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Blocking - Act 2-27 & Bows

Main Hall

Thu 7 Feb 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Setting & Choreography - Act 2-25 & 2-26 (Also Dancers for "Chorus Girl" & "Diamond")

Main Hall

Tue 12 Feb 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Blocking - Cleaning up blocked scenes

Main Hall

Thu 14 Feb 19

8:00-10:00pm

Dancers as required

Choreography - Revision of choreography

Main Hall

Tue 19 Feb 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Run Act 1

Main Hall

Thu 21 Feb 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Polish Act 1 Numbers

Main Hall

Sun 24 Feb 19

2:00-6:00pm

All

Run All Musical Numbers

Main Hall

Tue 26 Feb 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Run Act 2

Main Hall

Thu 28 Feb 19

8:00-10:00pm

all

Polish Act 2 Numbers

Main Hall

Sun 3 Mar 19

6:00-10:00pm

All

Full Run

Main Hall

Tue 5 Mar 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Run Act 1

Main Hall

Thu 7 Mar 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Run Act 2

Main Hall

Sun 10 Mar 19

6:00-10:00pm

All

Full Run

Princes Hall

Tue 12 Mar 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Run Act 1

Main Hall

Thu 14 Mar 19

8:00-10:00pm

All

Run Act 2

Main Hall

Sun 17 Mar 19

TBA

All

Technical Rehearsal

Princes Hall

Mon 18 Mar 19

7:30-10:30pm

All

Dress Rehearsal

Princes Hall

Tue 19 Mar 19

7:30-10:30pm

All

Performance

Princes Hall

Wed 20 Mar 19

7:30-10:30pm

All

Performance

Princes Hall

Thu 21 Mar 19

7:30-10:30pm

All

Performance

Princes Hall

Fri 22 Mar 19

7:30-10:30pm

All

Performance

Princes Hall

Sat 23 Mar 19

2:30-5:30pm

All

Matinee Performance

Princes Hall

7:30-10:30pm

All

Evening Performance

 

 

Please do come along on Tuesday 2nd October to find out more and we look forward to welcoming you then. In the meantime, if anyone has any specific queries at this time, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to answer them. All rehearsals for the show will be held at Velmead Junior School unless you are advised otherwise. Please note we would ask that if any member of the cast is unable to attend rehearsals, you should notify the Production team by phone as below, or email production@codymusical.co.uk

Gary Oxenham

Director
Gary Oxenham
Tel. 07885 799404

Graham Hix

Musical Director
Graham Hix
Tel. 07792 198570

April Timpson

Choreographer
April Timpson
Tel. 07957 328516