PITTSBURGH - Experience the passion and seduction in the Civic Light Opera's production of "Evita," running Tuesday through July 13 at the Benedum Center.
Directed by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Michael Grandage and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, this is the first new Broadway production of the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, since it debuted on Broadway more than 30 years ago.
Eva Peron used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as first lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world, while her greed, out-sized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. "Evita" tells Eva's passionate and unforgettable true story and features some of theater's most beautiful songs, including "Don't Cry for Me Argentina," "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "High Flying, Adored."
Produced by Hal Luftig, Scott Sanders and Troika Entertainment, the creative team includes tour director Seth Sklar-Heyn; tour choreographer Chris Bailey; Tony Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram; Tony Award-winning lighting designer Neil Austin; Olivier Award-winning sound designer Mick Potter; wig and hair designer Richard Mawbey; projection designer Zachary Borovay; and music supervisor Kristen Blodgette; music director/conductor William Waldrop; orchestrations are by Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Cullen; and dance arrangements are by David Chase.
Tickets begin at $35.75 and are available online at www.pittsburghCLO.org; by calling (412) 456-6666; or at the box office at Theater Square. Groups of 10 or more can take part in exclusive discounts and specialty packages.