Published in the March 30, 2018 edition

MELROSE — Come join Melrose Drama as we travel to Argentina in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning masterpiece “Evita.” The musical will be performed at the Melrose Center for the Performing Arts, located at the Melrose Middle School, over two weekends. Performance times are Friday, April 6 and 13 at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 7 and 14 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, April 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors and will be available at the door as well as online at https://melrosedrama.wordpress.com/tickets/.

“Evita” tells the story of the young and ambitious Eva Peron and her meteoric rise to sainthood. Set in Argentina between 1934 and 1952, the Tony-winning musical follows Eva on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress, to the wife of a military leader-turned-president, to, ultimately, the most powerful woman in Latin America. Both a saint and a villain, Eva Peron’s dramatic spectacular journey, from poverty to prosperity, is a groundbreaking and heartbreaking depiction of populism, politics, and celebrity. “Evita” features many classic songs from Lyricist Tim Rice and Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.” 

“Evita” is brought to the stage by Artistic Director Adam Schuler, Vocal Director Shawn Gelzleichter, Choreographer Becca Flint, and Orchestra Conductor Matthew Repucci – the same team responsible for the award winning Melrose Drama productions of “Beauty and the Beast,” “Les Miserables,” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” With over sixty High School and Middle School students bringing “Evita” to life, this is a production not to be missed.

For more information on “Evita” and the award winning Melrose Drama program, please see the Melrose Drama webpage at https://melrosedrama.wordpress.com/ and the Melrose Drama Page on Facebook.

Thanks for supporting Melrose Drama and the arts in Melrose.

“Evita” is licensed and presented through special arrangement with The Musical Company.