Evita

Evita

Musical




Overview


Synopsis

Evita is the story of Eva, a poor Argentine girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina and worshipped by her people. As a young girl, Eva quickly learns that the way to achieve the power she desires is by sleeping with powerful men. In order to make it to Buenos Aires, Evita sleeps with the tango singer, Augustin Magaldi. After she is through with him, she seduces the rising political figure, Juan Peron. Peron eventually becomes the President of Argentina while Eva becomes a hero to the poor and working class. In the end, to the sadness of Argentina's people, Eva dies young.


Characters

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Male

Lead

Baritone

Male

Lead

Tenor



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Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
Tony Award ®
Best Musical 1980
First Produced:
1978
Genres
Drama
Cast Size
small
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, early teen, late teen, mature adult, child characters

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