The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical about the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón. More…
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.
"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
See it if My all-time favorite. I've seen so many productions of it, and it's never enough. Emotional, best score.
Don't see it if if you will compare the show to the movie or other shows. It stands alone. Expect nothing, appreciate everything. :)
See it if You enjoy Sir Webber. You enjoy completely sung-through musicals. You enjoy good music, acting, staging, a score that will make you weep.
Don't see it if You are a child (parents be advised: mature subject matter). You hate Sir Webber's work in general. You MUST have some speaking in a show.
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.
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
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
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.
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)
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
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;