Wednesday, May 13, 2009

"Evita" shines at Runaway Stage

Bevin Bell-Hall as Evita
Runaway Stage photo

In a stunning production Runaway Stage brings us “Evita,” the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It’s the story of the short happy life of Eva Peron, wife of Juan Peron, the quasi-fascist president of Argentina during the mid-twentieth century. As Evita, she became a kind of saint among her compatriots though she failed to rescue Peron’s status internationally.

The musical is loaded with haunting numbers, many with a tango rhythm. Most popular is “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” in which Evita comforts her devoted followers as she approaches an early death.

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