A Story of Power and Politics, Evita Is One Tale You Will Never Forget
This Saturday, follow the rise of ambitious Eva Peron as she becomes the iconic Argentinian First Lady, worshiped by many. Evita, the musical celebrating Perón’s life, will come to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts on February 9th. Don’t miss it!
From the geniuses behind Jesus Christ Superstar and Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita captures musical gold with its Grammy® Award-winning score. Evita combines Latin music, pop, jazz and musical theatre styles that have captivated audiences for more than 40 years.
Evita is based on the historical story of María Eva Duarte de Perón, a poor Argentinian girl who grows up to be the wife of the president of Argentina. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men. Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita eventually seduces the rising political figure, Juan Perón, who becomes the President of Argentina.
As First Lady of Argentina, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Perón, popularity among Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class – and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Ché, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people. This blockbuster musical, made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power, of Argentina’s 20th century matriarch.
Get swept away by a musical almost as powerful as the story that inspired it this Saturday at Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets to see Evita are now available for purchase at www.kauffmancenter.org.
Step outside of our welcoming and comfortable community at Jefferson on the Lake Apartments in Olathe, Kansas for the day! This event is coming to town on Saturday, and it promises to be a wonderful time!
Saturday, February 9, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
1601 Broadway Boulevard
Kansas City, Missouri 64108