Dynamic musical Evita opens at UH Hilo
The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s Performing Arts Center presents Evita, April 7–15. The musical with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber is directed by UH Hilo Professor Jackie Pualani Johnson, with music direction by Armando Mendoza and choreography by Instructor Celeste Staton.
Argentina’s controversial first lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. As an illegitimate 15-year-old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at 22, the president’s mistress at 24, First Lady at 27 and dead at 33. Eva Peron—saint to the working class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military—was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century.
Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, Evita creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.
- April 7–8 and April 12–15 at 7:30 p.m.
- April 9 at 2 p.m.
Advance sales/At the door
- $20/$25 general
- $15/$20 discount
- $7/$12 children 17 and under and UH Hilo/Hawaiʻi CC students
To purchase tickets please call (808) 932-7490 or order online.
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