Thanks to guest author Michael Uthoff, Artistic & Executive Director of Dance St. Louis, for sharing his unique insight and experience with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece, Evita. Evita is part of both the Fox Theatre's 2013-2014 U.S. Bank Broadway Series and Dance St. Louis' 2013-2014 subscription season. Evita will visit the Fox Theatre October 8-20. Tickets are available online at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 and in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office.
Evita resonates with me on several different levels. Not only did I happen to be in Argentina in 1955 when Perón fell but the play was on Broadway when my best childhood friend arrived in NYC to visit. While walking, we were offered discount tickets to see Evita which had recently opened and we were thrilled!
The drama, the place, and the songs had us feeling special and will do the same for our audience in St. Louis.
It seems to be a timeless play because of its human aspect and of course those melodies have become part of our culture.
So now that "she's" back let's give her a rousing welcome. We've never left her.