The Suburban Players is staging this musical production to celebrate our 60th Anniversary year. To mark our birthday there will be a short show: “CELEBRATION” (directed by Alice Penn) to commemorate our club’s history (as the longest running English language theatre group in Argentina) alongside each performance of EVITA.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s EVITA charts the rags-to-riches rise of the controversial First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-President Juan Domingo Peron. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte Peron on her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress, the most powerful woman in Latin America- and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer aged 33. The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and editorialized on by the show’s narrator, Che.
Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Originally directed by Harold Prince
An Amateur School/ College / University production by arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd.
- BAC (BRITISH ARTS CENTRE) (2023)