Theater/Dance/Performance Art

Evita

When: Tue., March 4, 7:30 p.m., Wed., March 5, 7:30 p.m., Thu., March 6, 7:30 p.m., Fri., March 7, 8 p.m., Sat., March 8, 2 & 8 p.m. and Sun., March 9, 1:30 & 7 p.m. 2014

Argentinean first lady Eva Perón is remembered for being charitable, feminist and ambitious during her country’s ongoing political turmoil. But she’s also remembered for her failing health, which led to an early death at 33. It’s a combination of these traits and life-altering events that spawned Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical about her saga some 25 years later. The contemporary rock opera’s “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” is the most touching song, worming its way into the heart of the masses, who struggle to defeat its catchy dictatorship over their brains. Hear it (and plenty more power anthems) during the Broadway production March 4-9 at the Belk Theater during Blumenthal’s Broadway Lights series. The latest revival is directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford. (Anita Overcash)


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