Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Tim Rice
Royalties: R&H Theatricals
Synopsis: Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president’s mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron ‘saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military’ was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.
Rating: Language- 10+
Adult Content- 10+
Violence- All audiences
Pay attention to: “Good Night and Thank You”, “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, “Eva Beware of the City” all contain mild references to sexuality.
Flexibility: All changes must be approved in advance.
Production Notes: Large cast. Requires dance. Requires strong singers, as the entire show is sung. Set calls for balcony.
Music Notes: Large pit.
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