Robin Gold’s Event Journal

Evita 081213 1 11
Tuesday December 31, 2013 / 7:30pm
2 tickets
Rear Floor

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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 actress who played Eva just didn't have a good enough vocal range to make the music beautiful. And much of the story is boring... it's more like a play whose lines are sung than it is like most other musicals, which have some regular dialogue between songs. For this reason you really have to be able to understand the sung words in order to understand what is going on. As it turns out, there isn't all that much that does go on. The play paints a somewhat unfavorable portrait of Eva Peron as a person and as a leader, but it indicates that she won a lot of popular support due to her courage and charm. Unfortunately this lead actress lacked the charm to make that story seem convincing.