A little over 40 years ago, the famous musical theatre writing duo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice opened a new show on Broadway. The sung through musical would later go on to win numerous Tony awards, launch the career of Broadway legend Patti LuPone, and spawn numerous national and international tours as well as a 2012 revival. It set the bar for what a bio musical could and can be with original music, a compelling story and underlying themes that are relevant no matter what time the story is being told.
The story of Evita is a classic rags to riches story about the former First Lady of Argentina, Eva Perón. Beginning her life as a small town girl, she climbed the entertainment industry from a radio actress to the film and eventually meeting her then husband, General Juan Perón. As she continued to rise in popularity she helped improve the lives of countless of citizens before dying at the young age of 33 and solidifying her place in Argentinian history as the “Spiritual Leader of the Nation.”
Deciding to produce Evita is no easy task. The show is sung through the entire time and the three leads must all be extremely talented performers due to the vocal range and depth of these humans as characters. Let me be the first to say that this is by far one of, if not the best productions I’ve ever seen at Lyric Arts.
Runs through April 14
Evita brings to life the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina. Set between 1934 and 1952, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.
Now celebrating its 40th anniversary, this musical masterpiece by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber is filled with well-known numbers such as “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires,” and “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina.”
Tickets range from $32-35. Please visit the Ticket Information section of our website for more details.