Baldwin youths perform in ‘Evita’
Two Baldwin City teenagers, Lindsay Gastelum and Gabe Murphy, attended Broadway at Baker the week of July 15-22. Broadway at Baker is a week-long intensive camp where, beginning on Sunday, around 47 high school students from across the states of Kansas, Missouri and Colorado, arrived on campus to audition for parts in Evita.
The students had to prepare and audition one vocal-solo piece and were asked to do dance auditions. Roles were handed out that night. Every morning for the next week, they practiced vocal parts. Every afternoon, they practiced dance steps, and in the evening they put all their hard work together on stage.
The director of Broadway at Baker, Cary Danielson-Pandzik, said it was the hardest show she had ever directed in her 16 years.
Lindsay, daughter of Linda Gastelum, will be a sophomore at Baldwin High School. Gabe, son of Jack and Rosemary Murphy, will be a freshman at Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence.