Evita the MusicalConcerts & Performances
New World School of the Arts College Music Theater will present the musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Directed by NWSA theater faculty James Randolph, the musical highlights the talents of music theater college juniors and seniors and the orchestra students from the NWSA music division, led by Jeff Hess. One of the most influential political figures of the 20th century, Eva Peron was born in 1919 to a poor and untraditional family comprised of two very different social worlds. She was shunned from her father’s funeral by his ‘other’ much more affluent family, an experience she would never forget. It was this rejection that forged her into the woman she became – socially and politically – loved and acclaimed by the common people of Argentina and despised by the wealthy power brokers of her country. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors. Pictured: Alexis Konig and Melissa Bibliowicz.