April 29 – May 14, 2017
Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
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.
|Musical Director||Rachel Robinson|
* Member of Actor’s Equity Association
Press and Reviews
Broadway World: Pacific Coast Rep Presents Lloyd Webber/Rice Classic EVITA
Theatre Eddys (Review): “Evita”
The Independent (Review): ‘Evita’ Captivates the Audience
The Mercury News (Review): ‘Evita’ charms Pleasanton with force of personality
Rossmoor News (Review): Impressive Music and Acting in Pacific Coast Repertory’s Evita
East Bay Times (Review): Curtain Calls