For those of you who’ve been hiding under a rock the past two decades, you might not be familiar with the phenomenon, Evita. In fact, one would be hard-pressed to find a person who could not chorus, “Don’t Cry for me Argentina,” the haunting hallmark of popular music that never seems to elude even the least musically attuned. Singularly one of the most prevalent critically acclaimed musicals of a generation, Evita’s authenticity, power and humanity transcends to capture the heart in a sweeping dream of human experience. With more accolades to boot than a hall of fame rock n’ roller, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Evita, is its own kind of “superstar.” Following the real life story of political leader Eva Peron, Evita was originally conceived as a rock opera album, however overwhelming critical reception later lead to sold out shows in London’s West End and Broadway, followed by a string of professional tours, worldwide productions, various cast albums, as well as a major motion picture adaptation starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas. The musical employs an eclectic range of styles, from classical to instrumental, while rhythmic Latin American flairs can be heard in “Buenos Aires”, and “On This Night of a Thousand Stars”, ballads include “High Flying, Adored” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall”, and rock music adorns in “Oh What a Circus” and “Peron’s Latest Flame.”
So come out and experience what the world has been talking about for over twenty years, as Soundstage Production’s presents, Evita in its long sought-after Penticton Debut at the Lakeside Resort. Opening January 18th and playing through to the 21rst, with an afternoon matinee show on the Saturday, Evita is a musical spectacular, to be experienced by all ages. First conceived in 1990 by humble beginnings, Soundstage Productions has grown into one of the most acclaimed theatre companies in the Okanagan. The Penticton Lakeside Resort is now home to Soundstage, showcasing professional full-scale musical productions in an intimate theatre setting where one can truly experience the magnitude of world-class performance. Soundstage Productions never fails to enthrall, enrapture and unravel the senses, with its stunning commitment to artistic depth, performance and musical insight, it continues to inspire and create.
An evening of musical entertainment of the finest quality and professionalism is yours to experience and not to be missed! Tickets for Evita can be purchased at the front desk of the Lakeside Resort Hotel or by calling 250-493-8221.
Evita is not just a sensational endeavor; it is a revolution of musical and lyrical genius.