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"Evita brings to life the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina."

Lyrics by Tim Rice     Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Synopsis 

Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor, illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”

With strong leading and featured roles, scope for a large ensemble and one of Lloyd Webber’s most-loved scores, combining Latin, jazz, pop and more traditional influences, Evita is a terrific show for college, amateur theatre and professional groups. School teachers should determine whether the adult themes explored at certain points, especially in Act One’s number “Goodnight and Thank You,” are suitable for their students.

Musical Numbers 

Act I

A Cinema in Buenos Aires - Chorus

Requiem for Evita - Chorus

Oh What a Circus  - Eva, Che, 4 Girls, Chorus

On This Night of a Thousand Stars - Eva, Magaldi, Che, Family, Brother, Sisters, Chorus

Buenos Aires - Eva

Goodnight and Thank You - Che, Eva, Lovers

The Art of the Possible - President, Peron, 4 Officers, Eva, Chorus

Charity Concert - Magaldi, Eva, Peron, Chorus

I’d Be Surprisingly Good for You - Eva, Peron

Another Suitcase in Another Hall - Mistress, Eva, Che, Boys

Peron’s Latest Flame - Che, Aristocrats, Army, Heavies

A New Argentina - Eva, Peron, Che, Officials, Workers, Chorus

Act II

On the Balcony of the Casa Rosada/Don’t Cry for Me Argentina - Eva, Che, Peron, Chorus

High Flying, Adored - Che, Eva

Rainbow High - Eva, Men

Rainbow Tour Peron - Che, Eva, Admiral, Officers, Chorus

The Chorus Girl Hasn’t Learned the Lines (You’d Like to Hear) - Eva, Che, Aristocrats

And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out) - Che, Chorus

Santa Evita - Che, Children, Workers

Waltz for Eva and Che - Che, Eva

You Must Love Me - Eva

She is a Diamond - Peron, Officers

Dice are Rolling - Eva, Peron

Eva’s Final Broadcast - Che, Eva

Montage - Che, Peron, Magaldi, Chorus

Lament - Eva, Mourners, Chorus

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