EVITA to Open 2/1 at Warner Theatre
The Warner Stage Company's Main Stage Musical Season continues on Feb 1 with the opening night of EVITA.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.Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's EVITA charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, Eva Peron (played by Arianne DeCerb), who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president Juan Peron (Tim Reilly). Set in Buenos Aires between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte Peron on her journey from 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. The events in Evita's life are presented in song and editorialized on by the show's narrator, Che (John Farias). The Warner Stage Company's production of EVITA is directed by Donald Birely with Music Director, Will Minton and Choreographer, Richie Lucibello. Performances are Saturday, Feb 1 & 8 at 8pm, Sunday, Feb 2 & 9 at 2pm and Friday, Feb, 7 at 8pm. Tickets are $18-$26 and can be purchased by calling the Warner box office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org.