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Evita

Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Absorbing, Great staging
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Critics
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2 reviews
Members
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210 reviews
 

The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical about the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón.

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Presented by The Gallery Players in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president Juan Perón. Set in Buenos Aires, the musical follows Eva Duarte Perón on her journey from fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America—and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33.

 

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Reviews (212)

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62
Avg Score

45
BroadwayWorld

"This 'Evita' is too conceptual and trying too many different things, making it come across as more of a light-hearted comedy where the heroine you didn't really connect with dies in the end." Full Review

85
Applause! Applause!

"I strongly recommend you catch this outstanding production of 'Evita' at The Gallery Players. You will get the full experience of this inspirational, thought-provoking musical about power, social injustice, personal ambition, corruption, ego and 'the art of the possible.' The large company of actors are all superbly talented...Eva Peron is certainly a competent actress and singer who tried the best she could, but I wasn't captivated or emotionally moved by her performance." Full Review

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86
Avg Score

73
Epic, Intense, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You are curious about Latin American politics and demagoguery.

Don't see it if A couple of good songs aren't enough to drag you out to see a Broadway classic.

87
Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Fantastic musical

Don't see it if No reason not to see it

77
Original, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if It's Evita. C'mon. Worth seeing for sure.

Don't see it if Feels a little dated.

87
Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if One of Lloyd Webber's best. should be part of everybody's must see lists.

Don't see it if You don't like classic, dramatic musicals.

81
Original, Absorbing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Great staging

See it if You are a Rice-Webber fan, and like seeing musicals about strong women (and their men.)

Don't see it if If Sir Andrew is not your cup of British tea

70
Great writing, Dated, Entertaining

See it if Solid show. Nice production.

Don't see it if Not a must see.

10
Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if Evita is a very hard character to cast - I've yet to see one I like. The show is dated. The music is so-so. The dancing/costumes are great!

Don't see it if You don't like romance, ballads, cheese and death.

85
Epic, Masterful, Profound, Great writing

See it if If you're a fan of the score or love operettas about historical events; Great performances, beautiful orchestrations, and elaborate sets;

Don't see it if If you have a hard time following all-sung musicals or don't enjoy dramatic musicals;

95
Enchanting, Epic, Exquisite, Great acting, Masterful

See it if you loved the movie. The story of the show is unexplainable for me. I loved it!

Don't see it if ......

80
Entertaining, Beautiful music

See it if You are a fan of the score. The music is beautiful and it's a great story.

Don't see it if If your not a fan of the score or don't like musicals that are completely sung through.

96
Enchanting, Exquisite, Entertaining

See it if you love beautiful music and a show on a topic you'd never expect to work as a musical

Don't see it if you don't like sweeping majestic classics

90
Intelligent, Masterful, Must see, Great singing

See it if You enjoy great accurate historic music and depiction of a true female hero

Don't see it if You don't have compassion for a true rags to riches story, or if you're into a more upbeat comical musical

100
Great acting, Must see, Great writing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love Broadway classics and Argentinian history.

Don't see it if You don't like Broadway classics or history.

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Great music, Great singing, Engaging

See it if you enjoy an interesting part of history told through music and dance. Familiar songs which make for a great night out.

Don't see it if you don't like 'big' musicals with limited to no dialogue.

85
Absorbing, Enchanting, Profound, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like complicated female characters, catchy songs, a compelling story, musical institutions.

Don't see it if Drama and mild political machinations aren't your thing, you need dialogue breaks, want heightened action

75
Great acting, Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoyed the movie then you'll enjoy the show. I saw it with Ricky Martin and he did a great job.

Don't see it if You do not like the lady playing Evita cat -like voice.

80
Original, Confusing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You are familiar with the story

Don't see it if You don't like a more classic feel of a musical

97
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you like continuous dancing; political intrigue woven into a musical I saw this years ago with Ricky Martin as narrator and he excelled

Don't see it if you don't understand the Argentine history before going

100
Original, Epic, Intense, Thought-provoking, Riveting

See it if You enjoy a dramatic show stopping performance with traditional musical scores & wonderful singing. Will not disappoint.

Don't see it if You have a hard time following all-sung musicals, little dialogue or don't enjoy dramatic musicals.

72
Intelligent, Slow

See it if You like historical dramas and enjoy the music.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy historical shows

90
Epic, Great acting, Masterful, Great staging, Unforgettable songs

See it if you are a fan of classic epic musicals

Don't see it if you don't like Andrew Lloyd Webber

97
Absorbing, Great acting

See it if You love to learn about history through song

Don't see it if You don't like history

85
Ambitious, Overrated, Great singing

See it if a diva/celebrity is performing as Eva or Juan or Che- to make live theater worthwhile. Otherwise, just stick to the movie version-its better

Don't see it if not an Andrew Lloyd Webber fan... but then again, maybe see it and find out why his music gives one an earworm (and i mean it in a good way)

75
Great acting, Overrated, Great singing

See it if You haven't and enjoy a classic musical.

Don't see it if You dislike narration (Che is very prevalent) or have negative feelings about Eva Peron. Or if you've already seen it. Once is enough.

88
Epic, Must see, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy musicals that are almost 100% sung only

Don't see it if You are not an ALW fan