Jessica Peros as Eva Perón, Mark Bosset as Ché Guevara, and the ensemble of ‘Evita’ in ‘And The Money Kept Rolling In.’
Saxon Stage’s exciting production of the iconic rock opera, “Evita,” the captivating rags-to-riches story of Eva Perón, Argentina’s beloved first lady. “Evita” follows the life of actress Eva Duarte as she climbs Argentina’s political ladder by whatever means necessary. This celebrated Tony award-winning rock opera features a masterful score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice featuring several of the composers’ most famous songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and “Buenos Aires.” Originally released as a rock opera concept album in 1976, “Evita” evolved into a successful stage production in London’s West End, winning the Laurence Olivier award for Best Musical. “Evita” made its Broadway debut in 1979, winning the Tony award for Best Musical, as well as prestigious awards for its leading actors, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin. In 1996, the movie adaptation was released starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. “Evita” is rarely performed at the high school level due to its demanding vocals and rigorous score.
Langley High School’s production stars Cappie-nominated actress Jessica Peros as Eva Perón, Mark Bosset as Ché Guevara, and Sean Leech as Juan Perón. The production also features a large ensemble, including children from local middle and elementary schools. Evita’s brilliant score will be played by an 18-piece orchestra comprising many of Langley’s talented student musicians. Performances begin on Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 and continue on Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. Visit saxon-stage.com for information on how to purchase tickets, or go directly to brownpapertickets.com and search “Evita.”