EVITA BACKING TRACKS ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
Evita is now available for our Show|Ready rehearsal software and Stage|Tracks performance tracks! Another masterpiece by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this show tells the story of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina.
The story begins in 1934. 15-year-old Eva Duarte lives in the town of Junín. She is a poor, illegitimate child who longs for a better life in Buenos Aires. She meets and falls in love with a tango singer named Agustín. He takes her away to Buenos Aires, and she begins her career as an actress. Ambitious and hungry for fame, she leaves Agustín and uses her powers of romantic persuasion to work her way up the social ladder. Soon, she is a model, an actress, and a radio star.
She enters the world of politics before a coup in 1943. She uses her success to win the heart of Colonel Juan Domingo Perón. Despite this, she is rejected by the upper class. Still, she presses forward, organizing her political forces and helping Perón claim the presidency.
The rest of the show chronicles her struggles as the most powerful woman in Latin America: political in fighting, economic turmoil, and ultimately her death from cancer at age 33.
The events in Evita’s life are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires,” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”
This show has one of Lloyd Webber’s most-loved scores. It combines Latin, jazz, pop, and more traditional influences. Evita is a terrific show for college, community theaters and professional groups.
Listen to Stage|Tracks performance tracks for this show below: