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I have heard of productions that cast a very young actress to play Peron's Mistress to bring out Peron's pedophilic tendancies. Has anyone else ever heard of this type of casting in Evita?

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the 1981 movie "Evita Peron" w/Faye Dunaway had a mistress who was about twelve. Faye dealt with the slut very efficiently ;-)


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Not familiar with it, and frankly, I'm not sure it would be altogether believable in the context of the musical-especially not when you consider the lyrics to "Another Suitcase..."-they seem to suggest an older woman, maybe in her mid twenties, to my thinking.


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she is usually cast to LOOK 17.

During Rainbow Tour, many productions have Peron sing his comments w/ a young girl being fondled on his lap. It comes off as comic/tacky. some shows have her holding a teddy bear or a giant lolli pop to really hit the audience over the head w/ it.

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Chevstriss wrote:
she is usually cast to LOOK 17.

During Rainbow Tour, many productions have Peron sing his comments w/ a young girl being fondled on his lap. It comes off as comic/tacky. some shows have her holding a teddy bear or a giant lolli pop to really hit the audience over the head w/ it.


Ewww. That's just creepy.


Did they do that in any of the productions you were in?

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misericordiae wrote:
Chevstriss wrote:
she is usually cast to LOOK 17.

During Rainbow Tour, many productions have Peron sing his comments w/ a young girl being fondled on his lap. It comes off as comic/tacky. some shows have her holding a teddy bear or a giant lolli pop to really hit the audience over the head w/ it.


Ewww. That's just creepy.


Did they do that in any of the productions you were in?


Nope never. But I saw it on several tours, and college productions. To me, it turned the number into a Benny Hill skit.

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^Oh. I didn't know if that was an all-the-time thing, as I've never seen any form of the show besides the movie version, which I'm sure is entirely different. A boy I do shows with was part of the Troika production when it came to Philly last year. He was in the children's chorus, I was so proud...

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the current Dance Capt of Hairspray was in the children's chorus the first time I did Eva.

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In a community production of Evita that i stage managed, during 'Rainbow Tour' we had a sixteen year old girl.............who looked about 12 to 14...... sit on Peron's lap........actually..........I take that back....we had two of them. I didn't think it looked comic or tacky, I think it made Peron look completely sick but not in the least bit comic.


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The recent tour had the preteen-looking girls, but I don't think they did it well enough to use them. It was done in such a way where you just found yourself thinking, "Wait, what was that?" during the next verse. It seems to me to be something you either have to do all the way, or not do at all, you know?

The teddy bear or huge lollipop does seem like it would be a little too much, lol. Is she also in a little schoolgirl uniform? :roll:

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Why the hell would that be going on in that song?

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The mistress that Eva actually unseated was 13.

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