The story of Eva Peron will come to life on the Pittsford Sutherland stage April 4-6.
Evita, as Peron was affectionately called by the masses, served as the first lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. Although she only lived 33 years and was never elected to office, Eva Peron is still remembered as one as one of the most influential leaders of Argentina in the 20th century.
Theater-goers are encouraged to come hear the story in song as Pittsford Sutherland students perform the Andrew Lloyd Weber/Tim Rice musical. The production took Broadway by storm and won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1979. In 1996, Madonna starred in the movie version of “Evita”.
A cast of 25 dancers and singers from the high school and a children’s choir made up of middle schoolers will showcase the revolutionary story of Evita’s rise to power. Seniors Natalie Leclair and Nick Kinney play the roles of Eva and Juan Peron. Junior Ian Ewing portrays the narrator, Che.
Tickets are on sale through showtix4u.com and at the door, 55 Sutherland St., Pittsford.
Performances are at 7 p.m. on April 4-6 and 2 p.m. on April 6.