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Reimagined “Evita” gets second life at Bucks Playhouse

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The rags to riches story of one of the world’s most charismatic and controversial political figures receives a new look, in an “exciting, intimate” production at Bucks County Playhouse, Sept. 23 – Oct. 30.

With lyrics by Andrew Lloyd Webber and music by Tim Rice, “Evita” is reimagined for the Bucks County Playhouse stage by Director Will Pomerantz and Choreographer Marcos Santana. “Evita” is presented in association with Bay Street Theater.

The new, dance-centric production of “Evita!” eschews the traditional setting of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved rock opera and sets it in the basement of an Argentinian tango bar.

This revival takes a fresh look at the life of the former first lady of Argentina Eva Peron. The icon’s rise and fall is revisited through the eyes of her supporters, who have clandestinely gathered in a tango club 10 years after her death to celebrate her life. The classic score features some of Webber and Rice’s biggest hits.

“Evita” stars Gabriella Enriquez (“Jerome Robbins’ Broadway” at Houston’s Theater Under the Stars) as Eva Perón, Pablo Torres (“¡Americano!” at New World Stages) as Che, Eric Ulloa (Broadway’s “On Your Feet”) as Perón, Devin Cortez (“¡Americano!”) as Magaldi, and Maria Bilbao (Bay Street Theatre’s “Anna in the Tropics”) as The Mistress.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with the incredible, all Latinx cast on “Evita,” said Producing Director Alexander Fraser.

In addition to evening and matinee show times, there will be a special school day matinee at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 20.

Single tickets start at $70. Reduced rates for groups of 10 or more are available. Visit buckscountyplayhouse.org or call 215-862-2121.


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