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Buenos Aires comes to Bury St Edmunds with Evita as auditions kick off

Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatics Society (BSEAODS) is kicking off auditions for their next musical, fresh from its almost sell-out performance of The Sound of Music.

BSEAODS is holding open auditions for its next musical, Evita later this month.

A read-through workshop will be taking place on Sunday with auditions being held next Sunday, both at 2.30pm until 6.30pm at Great Barton Free Church in Great Barton.

Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society when they performed Guys and Dolls in 2017.
Bury St Edmunds Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society when they performed Guys and Dolls in 2017.

Evita, which started in the West End in 1978, tells the story of the Argentinian First Lady Eva Perón and follows her early life, rise to power and then her death. It was then made into a feature film starring Madonna in 1996.

The musical features the trademark Andrew Lloyd Webber style of songs and lyrics by Tim Rice.

It includes well known favourites including Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Another Suitcase, Another Hall and Oh, What a Circus.

This will be the third performance for the Society during the Theatre Royal’s 200th year.

The curtains have only just come down on The Sound of Music and rehearsals for Blithe Spirit, which takes place on July 2 until 6 are already in full swing.

Alec Taylor, the director for Evita, said: “We’re thrilled to be bringing Evita to the Theatre Royal and look forward to meeting experienced performers as well as those who’d like to tread the boards for the first time.

“We’d especially love to hear from those who’d like to help out back stage. Those who help with stage management, costumes and props are an integral part of our shows and we can’t do these performances without them.”

For further information contact Alex.e.taylor@gmail.com

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