Photo Flash: Pacific Coast Rep Presents Lloyd Webber/Rice Classic EVITA
The show will run from April 29 through May 14, 2017: Fridays, 5/5 & 5/12 at 8pm; Saturdays, 4/29 & 5/6 & 5/13 at 8pm; Saturday matinee, 5/13 at 2pm; and Sunday matinees 4/30, 5/7, & 5/14 at 2pm. All performances will take place at Firehouse Arts Center, located at 4444 Railroad Avenue located in Pleasanton, CA. Tickets are $19-$40 each, and are available at the Firehouse Arts Center Box Office, by phone at (925) 931-4848, or online at www.pcrtproductions.org or www.firehousearts.org
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. Eva Peron 'saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military' was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. 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.
Memorable songs include Don't Cry for Me Argentina, What's New Buenos Aires, High Flying Adored and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre's Evita:
Professional Director/Choreographer/Actor, Misty Megia, will direct this Tony award winning show at the intimate Firehouse Arts Center. She will be supported in bringing this vision to the Firehouse stage by Music Director, Rachel Robinson and Choreographer, Christina Lazo.
The cast features professional actors, including Ashley Cowl* as "Eva Peron". David Sattler* as "Che", and Christopher Vettel* as "Juan Peron". Rounding out the principal characters are Carolyn Bacon as "Mistress" (a San Francisco Conservatory of Music trained soprano and semi-finalist in the prestigious Kurt Weill Institute's Lotte Lenya Competition) and William Giammona (an accomplished regional actor who has performed across the Bay Area with a variety of professional companies) as "Magaldi". In addition, a talented ensemble of professional and regional actors will be supported by a fully professional orchestra.
[*Member of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers]
During the run of the show, theatre lovers can also enjoy a special opportunity to interact with the actors:
A Free Inside the Show discussion with the actors and director will take place after the Sunday Matinee performance on April 30, 2017.
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre celebrates human life by engaging audiences with Professional, Innovative and Inspiring theatre in the Firehouse Arts Center, Pleasanton. www.pcrtproductions.org
The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts. In the Firehouse Arts Center, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the intimacy of our own hometown to achieve the ultimate representation the best features of our Pleasanton community. www.firehousearts.org
Photo Credit: Berenice Ku, Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre