The musical tale of Eva Peron and her incredible rise to fame as Argentina's controversial First Lady. As an illegitimate fifteen year old, Eva escaped her dirt-poor existence for the bright lights of Buenos Aires. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, she was a starlet at twenty-two, the president's mistress at twenty-four, First Lady at twenty-seven, and dead at thirty-three. Eva Peron, "saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military", was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century.
Written by the award-winning duo, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and old through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, EVITA creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.