Children’s cast for Evita revealed

July 25, 2018

Latest news, Performing Arts

Tina Arena & star-studded cast to be joined

by 18 of Sydney's leading young performers

THE 18 young performers who have been cast in the upcoming production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA at the Sydney Opera House from September have been announced. 

Sydney children's cast for Evita has been announced.

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini, Australian impresario John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian said the three sets of six children will alternate in ensemble roles.

The young actors are Jack Barton (aged 10, of Maroubra), Alysiah Carlino (12, Alfords Point), Julien Daher (8, Queens Park), Jacob Drew (11, Mosman), Paige Hewlett (9, Balgowlah), BeBe Liu-Brennan (8, Strathfield), Robbi Morgan (9, Hornsby), Allerah Murdock (10, Condell Park), William Oakley (12, Woodcroft), Pamelia Papacosta (11, Earlwood), Benjamin Park (10, Strathfield), Sara Petrovski (11, Peakhurst), Raffaella Reid (8, Bellevue Hill), Avaleigh Rock (10, Hurstville Grove), Amelie Rose (9, Allambie Heights), Austin Taylor (10, Balgowlah), Oliver Trus (10, Darlinghurst) and Zoe Zantey (9, Sans Souci).

One of the most celebrated musicals of all time, the original West End and Broadway production of EVITA, directed by Hal Prince, will return to Australia from September 13 this year, playing at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House for a strictly limited seven week season.

Due to huge demand, new tickets go on sale next Friday (July 27, 2018) at ticketmaster.com.au, with pre-sales from July 23.

The children will be joining a stellar cast led by Australian singer, songwriter and musical theatre star Tina Arena who will play the role of Eva Perón, opera superstar Paulo Szot as Juan Perón, and Kurt Kansley as the young revolutionary Che.

Michael Falzon will play tango singer Magaldi, while the role of Perón's Mistress will be played by Alexis van Maanen, making her professional debut.

Jemma Rix will be the Eva Perón Alternate at certain performances.

Completing the cast are Justin Anderson, Anton Berezin, Michael Camilleri, Olivia Carniato, Rachel Cole, Alie Coste, Jade Coutts, Kristian Crowe, Todd Dewberry, Rodney Dobson, Samantha Dodemaide, Laura Field, Zoy Frangos, Ashleigh Gurnett, Kate Maree Hoolihan, Georgina Hopson, Thomas Johansson, Kathleen Moore, Thern Reynolds, Christopher Scalzo, David Sirianni, Tod Strike, Simon Tichelaar, Dean Vince, Rachael Ward and Paul Whiteley.

The Australian premiere was secured exclusively for Sydney by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, and will be a major drawcard for visitors to the State.

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s EVITA is iconic, with more than 20 major awards to its credit including the Olivier and Tony Awards for Best Musical, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for the film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

Featuring some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best loved songs including ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘On This Night of a Thousand Stars’, ‘You Must Love Me’ and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, EVITA charts the story of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’.

Legendary Broadway director Hal Prince has won 21 Tony Awards, more than any person in history. Hal Prince will be joined by fellow original West End creative team members including choreographer Larry Fuller and designer Timothy O’Brien.

This musical captured the attention of the public when it was first staged in 1978 and in its 40th year and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70th year, Opera Australia, John Frost and David Ian are thrilled to bring this “modern masterpiece” (New York Post) to Australia in all its original glory.

Produced by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group, Evita's season at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House will run from September 13 to November 3 followed by its opening at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne on December 3.

 

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