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Evita
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Book and lyrics by Tim Rice
Cast
Jesse Baskin
Bob Bender
Anna Brotman-Krass
Angelica Fallin-Totten
Jen Faulconer
Ryan Green
Earle Greene
Mark Grey-Mendes
Blake Haines
Thomas Harton
Maribeth Jones
Randall Jones
Sydney Kirwan
Takuma Koide
Anastasya Korol
Jim Lazar
Jeff Luke
Kathleen McCormack
Megan McCormack
Sam McCrea
Patrick McMahan
Christina Miller
Paul Neiswander
Jonah Parra 
Mimi Preda
Steven Rice
Kate Roehr
Sivan Ryabinky
Joey Seiger-Cottoms
Kevin Seiger-Cottoms
Brandy Skaddan
Alexis Vasconez
Jennifer Vernazza-Lambert
George Willis
Maria Worthen
Claire Yenson
 
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Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm
at the Alden Theatre Jul 11, 2008 - Jul 26, 2008
Producer: Mike Scott
Director: Kevin McCormack , Pamela McCormack
Music Director: John Edward Niles
Assistant Director: Shayne Gardner
Technical Director: George Farnsworth
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals  

"...spirited performances and first-rate lighting, costumes and set." -- Sun-Gazette
"MCP has managed to breathe some new life into a show that's been around for three decades." -- ShowBiz Radio

EVITA is a grand contradiction. Beginning with a funeral and ending with a death scene, the musical foreshadows doom throughout. Its alluring antiheroine, the second wife of Juan Peron, President of Argentina, is corrupt, hypocritical and megalomaniacal, "Easily the most unpleasant character I've written about," Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show's composer, said just before the 1979 Broadway opening.

And even with an abstract setting and cynical veneer, Evita was described by Harold Prince, who directed it, as "an unabashedly emotional piece" that moved people.

Most tellingly, the musical is about the perpetuation of evil, the worship of fakery and the duping of the public. At the same time that exploitation, conniving and corruption are flaunted, the customers are being admonished with the words, "You're the same."


MCP is grateful for the generous support of:
McLean Community Foundation Arts Council of Fairfax County  

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