Evita: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-Winning Musical
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The last date listed for Evita was Wednesday January 1, 2014 / 7:30pm.
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Featured review from LaneRed Velvet
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I've always loved the movie adaptation of Evita, but this is the first time I've seen it performed live. However, my husband and I talked to four other couples in the lobby before the show--three of them roughly our age (45-55) and one older--and got the impression that most of the crowd was there to see Evita performed live ... again. In other words, we seemed to be in the definite minority there with it being our first live performance of the long-standing Broadway hit. The cast did a fabulous job of it, too--especially the vocals--and I enjoyed the entire production from curtain to curtain ... even though it did finally help me put my finger on something that's always puzzled me. You see, some of my favorite movies and plays are musicals (like Rent, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Moulin Rouge, etc.) ... but--for the most part--I don't really like musicals because they just burst into song all the time, even over silly stuff. Watching "Evita" performed live, it finally hit me that I can sum up why I dislike most musicals in two words: dancing peasants. What do I mean by that? Think about it the next time you see a grand-scale musical performed ...
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First of all, our Goldstar tickets were in the very back row, so it's a good thing we brought binoculars because without them I couldn't even tell which person was singing. But even outside of that, I really didn't care for the play. The lead...continued
Running Time: Two hours and 15 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.