“AN AUDACIOUS AND FASCINATING MUSICAL”
—The Guardian (UK, 1978 West End premiere)
Fame, power, and illusion collide in a new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Evita, directed by Sammi Cannold. This acclaimed musical examines the rapid and controversial ascent of Eva Perón, the first lady of Argentina, until her untimely death at age 33.
Cannold’s vision uses dynamic visual storytelling and an original approach to excavate new depths within Webber and Rice’s text. Featuring two actors in the role of Eva, this production provides a nuanced perspective on her rise from poverty as it underscores her dazzling triumphs as an adult. On the one-hundredth anniversary of Eva Perón’s birth, this presentation deepens your understanding of one of Argentina’s most adored and reviled figures.
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Book and Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Co-Choreographed by Valeria Solomonoff and Emily Maltby
Music Director Kristen Blodgette
Directed by Sammi Cannold
Major production support is provided by
Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust