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Evita

Emma Kingstan and Jonathan Roxmouth cast in the leads of Evita.

Pieter Toerien and David Ian present the original West End and Broadway production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Iconic Musical.  Evita will be staged at the Teatro at Montecasino and the Artscape Opera house, later this year.  This productions will be directed by legendary Broadway Director, Hal Prince.

EVITA will star South Africa’s own Jonathan Roxmouth (Grease, Beauty and the Beast, Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard, Sweeney Todd) as Che and Emma Kingston (In the Heights, Les Misérables), who has been personally chosen by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and Hal Prince, to play Eva Perón.  South African talent, LJ Neilson, will be Miss Kingston’s understudy, performing the role of Eva Perón twice a week.

The rest of the cast, includes the crème de la crème of the South African Theatre industry.  They Are Anton Luitingh, Isabella Jane, Thabiso Maemene, Mark Richardson, Mike Huff, Adam Pelkowitz, Keaton Ditchfield, Earl Gregory, Carlo McFarlane, Danielle Bitton, Beverley Chiat, Cindy-Ann Abraham, Darren Greeff, Kent Jaycocke, Richard Gau, Hope Maimane, JD Engelbrecht, Evan van Soest, Robynne Versfeld, Kiruna-Lind Devar, Ambre Chanel Fulton, Stefania du Toit and Hayley Henry.

Robert Finlayson will make a welcome return to the stage as Peron. The show will be choreographed by the original West End and Broadway choreographer LARRY FULLER and be designed by original designer TIMOTHY O’BRIEN.

JOHANNESBURG

The Teatro, Montecasino

14 October – 26 November

Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 3pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 5:30pm

Tickets: Wed – Sat & Sun matinee: R500, R400, R300 & R200

Tue & Sun eve: R450, R350, R250 & R150

CAPE TOWN

Artscape Opera

1 December 2017 – 7 January 2018

Performances: Tue – Fri @ 8pm, Sat @ 3pm & 8pm, Sun @ 2pm & 5:30pm

Tickets: Wed – Sat & Sun matinee: R485, R385, R285, R200 & R150

Tue & Sun eve: R430, R330, R230, R150 & R100

Bookings open on the 25th April 2017

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s seven-time Tony Award-winning musical Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her countrymen after marrying military leader-turned-president Juan Peron. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934-1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte Peron on her passionate and tragic journey from her humble beginnings as a fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America—and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33.

With more than 20 major awards to its credit, and an Oscar winning film version starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita is iconic. Featuring some of the best loved songs in musical theatre, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, Oh What a Circus, High Flying, Adored, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall together with “You Must Love Me,” the Oscar-winning hit from the film, Evita is a must-see!

Hal Prince has won 21 Tony awards, more than any person in history. As well as EVITA, his directorial and producing credits include Candide, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, A Little Night Music, Follies, Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof. Hal Prince said “I am absolutely thrilled to be directing this original production of EVITA. I believe that it is Andrew and Tim’s finest work and audiences in South Africa are truly in for a treat.”

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER is the recipient of 7 Tony awards, 7 Olivier awards, a Golden Globe and an Oscar. His musicals include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Cats, Tell Me on a Sunday, Song and Dance, Starlight Express, Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Woman in White, Love Never Dies and School of Rock.

TIM RICE is the recipient of 3 Tony awards, 3 Olivier awards, 3 Oscars and 12 Ivor Novello awards. His musicals include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, Blondel, Chess, Beauty and the Beast, Aida and The Lion King.

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