Pieter Toerien and David Ian present the original West End and Broadway production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical, Evita.
Rice and Webber’s seven-time Tony Award-winning musical Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president Juan Peron. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934 to 1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte Péron on her passionate and tragic journey from her humble beginnings as a fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America — and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33.
With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Rice and Webber’s Evita is iconic. Featuring some of the most loved songs in musical theatre, including “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”, “On This Night of a Thousand Stars”, “Oh What a Circus”, “High Flying” and more.
Starring Emma Kingston, Jonathan Roxmouth, Robert Finlayson and others.
Directed by Broadway director, Hal Prince. Prince has won 21 Tony awards, more than any person in history. As well as Evita, his directorial and producing credits include Candide, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, A Little Night Music, Follies, Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof.
Venue: Teatro at Montecasino, 1 Montecasino Blvd, Fourways
Time: Tue to Sat 8pm | Sat 3pm | Sun 2pm and 5.30pm
Cost: R150 – R500
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