Evita: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony-Winning Musical
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The last date listed for Evita was Friday December 20, 2013 / 7:30pm.
Currently at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Segerstrom Hall
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Featured review from Michelle210
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Hm, I guess it's important to preface this review with the following information: I'm a trained actor, as well as an instructor, so my opinion is always going to be hyper critical, it just is. (Which also means an excellent review from me should really say something.) Having said that, I came to the theatre with an open heart, ready to be taken away on a beautiful journey. Perhaps my expectations were high. Perhaps it's hard to turn off my adjudicating filter. I have to say that I was pretty disappointed with many of the performances. Che was fantastic. A great story teller, an excellent voice, a very good actor. Peron and Magauldi were also excellent vocalists. And those are all the good things I have to say without sounding harsh. Let's just say I would have liked to have seen the understudy for the title role.
Performances at Segerstrom are always difficult. The house is SO BIG that it takes away from the intimacy of a show like Evita (although an intimate house would have further exposed our dear Eva's over acting... oh dear, I've said something nasty). Our seats, however, were very decent. We were almost center on the "Orchestra Terrace" (which let's face it, is the first tier) and we still had a pretty good view of everything. The sound could have been sweeter (I didn't feel enveloped in that gorgeous score, I felt far away from it, almost like I had to TRY hard to hear it.)
I'm glad I got to see it, and VERY glad it was at Goldstar Prices (I would have been EXCEPTIONALLY disappointed at full price) and I'm ALWAYS one to support live theatre. I did overhear some patrons on their way out say, "That was the best show I've ever seen!" so... to each his own. Art is subjective. From my recommendation, not a must see. Perhaps a, "Maybe see, if you've never seen it before and you're curious and you can get a good Goldstar deal on the tickets." It wasn't horrible, it just "okay" and I wouldn't have wanted to pay full price for it. And cross your fingers for the understudy.