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My high school will be doing Ragtime this fall.

Ever since i heard ragtime a few years back ive wanted to play Evelyn!
and im hoping now is my chance!!

for our auditions, we sing a part of a song from the show. so i dont get to choose my audition song.

so my question is:

anyone who has played evelyn in a Ragtime production before or knows the show very well or has seen it before.

what are your suggestions to prove to my hs director that i can play this role?!?

next to Peggy Sawyer in 42nd street, this is a role i want to play before i die!! :D


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I saw the Ragtime performance when it was in D.C.

Leigh Ann Larkin (who was Evelyn) had a lot of high energy as the character. Energy is important to any role, but it just seemed like it was a "wheeee" kind of role, if you know what I mean. Even listening to the Broadway cast recording I get that impression.

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I did this show in high school, so I'm pretty familiar with it. Evelyn is your typical showgirl...pretty, sexy, and not very bright. She is used to being fought over by men and loves it! The interesting part about her is that she is completely aware that all she is is a pretty face and knows what the audience and media expect of her (When she speaks to Younger Brother after the show, she tells him that he's nice, but that he's in love with the stage Evelyn, not the real person. And the stage Evelyn could never love a man like him). She can't really do anything else with her life (as evidenced by her show in Atlantic City in Act 2.) so she's stuck being a show girl because she has no other talents. She's definitley a lot of fun though! A really good chance to show of your flirty, sexy side!

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thank you guys so much!!!

ive been crusin youtube to find footage from the show to get a better idea but you both helped a ton!!


thanks so much!! :D :D :D


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