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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Evita’ comes to Performing Arts Center

Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
November 13, 2015

Evita
(L-R): Michael Burrell, Michaela K. Boissonneault,
Ryne Nardecchia (Photo by Sara Mitschke)

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University will present the famed musical Evita November 17-22 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. November 17-22, with an additional 2 p.m. matinee November 22.

Directed by J. Robert Moore, the story follows the early life, rise to power, charity work and eventual death of Eva Perón. Its success led to productions in London’s West End in 1978, where it won the Laurence Olivier Award for best musical, and Broadway a year later, where it was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for best musical.

"In a world where most women couldn’t even vote, Eva Duarte Perón, an illegitimate girl from the sticks, captured the hearts of a nation, and wielded extreme political power. She claimed what she wanted, and she didn’t apologize for it – we should all be so brave," said Moore, the first graduate student to direct a musical in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.

Individual tickets start at $15 for adults and $8 for students, and may be purchased by phone at (512) 245-6500 or online at txstatepresents.com.