Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s EVITA charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, whose ultimate social and political power and influence earn her both admiration and hatred. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934-1952, the musical follows Maria Eva Duarte de Peron on her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America, after marrying military leader turned president, Juan Peron. The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and editorialized by the show’s guide and commentator, Che. This blockbuster musical was made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.
This production of Evita will feature local actors and artists at the main street theater, Grace Arts Live. Show begins Saturday, November 20th at 7:30 p.m. For ticket information, please visit graceartslive.com or call 928-505-2787.
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