The team from the world-class musical, EVITA, is coming to The Mastercard Theatre at Marina Bay Sands this February to search for 12 local children to perform in the show. Winner of more than 20 major awards, EVITA is an original West End and Broadway production from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber and directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934 and 1952, EVITA charts the rags-to-riches rise 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” by the Argentine people. For decades, EVITA’s fairy-tale love story coupled with the tragic hand of fate, has thrilled theatre-lovers all over the world. The 1996 movie starring Madonna as Eva, Jonathan Pryce as Perón, and Antonio Banderas as Che Guevara went on to win an Oscar and three Golden Globes. It stars Emma Kingston, who was personally chosen by Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Hal Prince to play Eva Perón, and South African musical star Jonathan Roxmouth. In the chance of a lifetime to join these stars, the Resident Director of EVITA, who also plays Augustin Magaldi in the musical, Anton Luitingh, will be hand-picking six outstanding and confident girls and boys on 14 February to sing and act in this international production. Interested children between the ages of eight and 11, of all height and nationalities are invited to register at https://goo.gl/forms/uLtPXES5bAqslLrq2, where full details of the auditions can be found. Registration is now open and will close on 31 January. Auditioning children must be good singers, able to hold a pitch and harmonise while the boys are required to have an unbroken voice. Auditions will be held at The Mastercard Theatre on the afternoon of 14 February. Children who are shortlisted will be asked to return for a final round of selection at 8:30PM that day. EVITA will be making its stop in Singapore for four weeks, from 23 February, following seasons in Johannesburg and Cape Town and before heading to Hong Kong, Tokyo and Taiwan. The opportunity to star on stage with professional actors in an international production is a chance of a lifetime and you never know where it could take your child. TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION SEASON: From 23 February 2018 PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tuesday to Friday: 8:00pm Saturday: 2:00pm and 8:00pm Sunday: 1:00pm and 6:00pm TICKET PRICE: From $55* * Excludes the booking fee of SGD$4 per ticket BOOKINGS: INTERNET: www.MarinaBaySands.com/ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg PHONE: +65 6688 8826 IN PERSON AT: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby).