Do you have an upcoming audition for Evita? Well unless you have specifically been asked to sing a song from the show that you’re auditioning for, it’s generally best not to. That said, you should still show off similar vocals and personality. So here’s our list of audition songs for Evita, broken down by character.
Since Evita is a musical from the 1970s, most of the following songs are from pre-contemporary musicals as well (1970s-1990s). In addition, there are lots of rock vibes and Andrew Lloyd Webber songs below in order to match the style of the show.
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Step 1: Read your audition details
Please read your audition details carefully, as they sometimes specify the type of song they’d like to hear (a ballad, something upbeat, etc.). Make sure to select a song that’s appropriate for your specific casting call.
Step 2: Get to know the show
In casting calls, they often ask for you to be “familiar with the show”. And even if it’s not requested, it’s generally assumed. One way to do this is to listen to the Evita cast album➝ while reading through the synopsis.
Step 3: Pick an audition song
Next, based on your personality and vocal type, decide whether you’d like to audition for the ensemble or a specific character. Just keep in mind that if you audition for a specific character, you still might not be chosen for that particular role.
There’s usually a spot on the audition form asking if you are open to being in the ensemble or accepting a different role. I would suggest ticking that box and taking whatever you are offered. Every role is important, and you will earn valuable experience in a show.
And on that same note, even if you audition for the ensemble (and not a specific character), there’s always a chance you might get chosen for a leading/supporting role!
To summarize, keep an open mind and try not to take the process too seriously. And when you’re ready, choose the song that you feel most comfortable with from the list below.
“Ilona” – She Loves Me
“Only With You” – Nine
“She’s a Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman
“Table With a View” – Grand Hotel
“Gethsemane” – Jesus Christ Superstar
“I’m Martin Guerre” – Martin Guerre
“Pity the Child” – Chess
“Radames’ Letter” – Aida
“I Wish I Could Forget You” – Passion
“Kiss of the Spider Woman” – Kiss of the Spider Woman
“Nobody’s Side” – Chess
“When Will Someone Hear?” – Martin Guerre
“Anthem” – Chess
“If I Have to Live Alone” – The Baker’s Wife
“Sunset Boulevard” – Sunset Boulevard
“Where I Want to Be” – Chess
“As If We Never Said Goodbye” – Sunset Boulevard
“I Don’t Know How to Love Him” – Jesus Christ Superstar
“I Guess I’ll Miss the Man” – Pippin
“There Is More to Love” – Aspects of Love
“Now That I’ve Seen Her” – Miss Saigon
“Make Up My Heart” – Starlight Express
“With One Look” – Sunset Boulevard
“The Mason” – Working
“Un Mejor Dia Vendra” – Working
“Unsettled Scores” – Whistle Down the Wind
“Funny” – City of Angels
“Pilate’s Dream” – Jesus Christ Superstar
“The Greatest Star of All” – Sunset Boulevard
“Heaven Help My Heart” – Chess
“Rolling Stock” – Starlight Express
“Someone Else’s Story” – Chess
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“A New Life” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Anything But Lonely” – Aspects of Love
“When I Look at You” – The Scarlet Pimpernel
“If This Is What We’re Fighting For” – The Beautiful Game
“No One Knows Who I Am” – Jekyll & Hyde
“Simple” – Nine
“Day After That” – Kiss of the Spider Woman
“Heaven on Their Minds” – Jesus Christ Superstar
“Love Changes Everything” – Aspects of Love
Step 4: Select a monologue
If requested, here are a few audition monologues for Evita:
• “I Can’t Trust Anything➝” from Watson Intelligence (Eliza)
• “I Don’t Want to Be an Actress➝” from Snakebit (Jenifer)
• “Play Memory” in Solo!: The Best Monologues of the 80s – Women➝
Final Step: Prepare for your audition
After collecting your materials and getting familiar with the show, it’s time to move forward with the actual preparation. If you’re in need of some guidance on this step, you can always go through this FREE audition prep checklist!
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Evita Song List
Here’s a list of the musical numbers in Evita, along with which characters sing in each of them. Unless you have been asked to, do not choose from the below songs for your audition! The following is more intended to be used for character research purposes.
* That said, if you’ve specifically been asked to sing a song from the show, you can find the sheet music for the best possible audition songs below.
“Requiem for Evita” – Ensemble
“Oh What a Circus” – Che, Eva, Ensemble
“On This Night of a Thousand Stars” – Magaldi
“Eva, Beware of the City” – Eva, Magaldi, Ensemble
“Buenos Aires” – Eva
“Goodnight and Thank You” – Che, Eva, Ensemble
“The Lady’s Got Potential” – Che
“The Art of the Possible” – Eva, Ensemble
“Charity Concert” – Perón, Che, Magaldi, Eva
“I’d Be Surprisingly Good for You” – Eva, Perón
“Hello and Goodbye” – Eva, Mistress, Perón
“Another Suitcase in Another Hall” – Mistress
“Peron’s Latest Flame” – Che, Eva, Ensemble
“A New Argentina” – Eva, Che, Perón, Ensemble
“On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada” – Perón, Che, Ensemble
“Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” – Eva
“High Flying Adored” – Che, Eva
“Rainbow High” – Eva, Ensemble
“Rainbow Tour” – Perón, Che, Ensemble
“And the Money Kept Rolling In” – Che, Ensemble
“Santa Evita” – Children, Ensemble
“Waltz for Eva and Che” – Eva, Che
“You Must Love Me” – Eva
“She Is a Diamond” – Perón, Ensemble
“Dice Are Rolling” – Perón, Eva
“Eva’s Final Broadcast” – Eva, Ensemble
“Montage” – Eva, Che, Perón, Ensemble
“Lament” – Eva, Che, Ensemble
Which of these audition songs for Evita did you choose?
And what role are you auditioning for? We would love to hear all about it in the comments! And in the meantime, you can check out our database of best audition songs for other musicals.
*The featured image is by Jef Kratochvil.
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Author: Stacy Karyn
Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.