Evita – Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Eva Peron enthralled a nation and enchanted the world. Her story unfolds in Evita, the Tony-award winning Best Musical, a high-flying theatrical experience adored the world over. Tim Rick and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s groundbreaking musical captures the rise and fall of one of the world’s most glamorous first ladies in this classic Broadway and London hit.
The musical concentrates on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón. The story follows Evita's early life, rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. The musical began as a rock opera concept album released in 1976. Its success led to productions in London's West End in 1978, winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, and on Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical.
The success of the musical was the inspiration for a major 1996 film of the musical starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. The musical employs an eclectic range of styles from classical to rhythmic latinate, and ballads, including its most popular song, “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”
Tickets for Evita are $35 for adults, $17.50 for students, plus fees.