April 7–30, 2017
Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30 PM, Sundays: 2:00 PM
at the MTS Center for Theatre
For decades, theater-lovers have thrilled to the story of EVITA, which recounts Eva Peron’s meteoric rise from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, yet reviled by the aristocracy as “trash,” she became
one of the most powerful women in the world—while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall,” And “High Flying, Adored.”
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. “EVITA is a big show with big personalities and a lush, beautiful score. I’m thrilled to be able to stage this in Musical Theatre Southwest’s intimate black box theatre where the audience can be so close. They will feel transported to the middle of the streets of Argentina to witness history,” says the show’s director Art Tedesco.