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Evita The Musical In Singapore

Catch the live performance of the Masterpiece ‘Evita’ this February and enjoy a fine evening with a sting of talented cast and some of the best loved songs ever created by lyricist Tim Rice and music maestro Andrew Lloyd Webber in this thrilling music theatrical show.

Feb 03, 2018 | By LUXUO

For decades, Evita’s fairy-tale love story has appealed to theatre-lovers on the international stage. With its all-powerful, passionate and political film that was originally opened in London in 1978 and ran for a record-breaking eight years, the shows grabbed two Olivier Awards, and starred David Essex, Joss Ackland and a then unknown Elaine Paige.

Based on the Broadway screened in June 1979, starring Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin, playing 1,567 performances and winning seven Tony Awards, the 1996 inspired movie film takes on the same name, starring Madonna as Eva, Jonathan Pryce as Perón, and Antonio Banderas as Che Guevara went on to win an Oscar and three Golden Globes.

“Set in Buenos Aires between 1934 and 1952, Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Perón, from her humble beginnings through to the extraordinary wealth, power and status which ultimately led her to be heralded as the ‘spiritual leader of the nation’ by the Argentine people.” Base Entertainment Asia 2018.

Evita: Live Musical Performance In Singapore

Image courtesy of Pat Bromilow-Downing. Anton Luitingh & 2017 Evita International Tour Company.

This February, Base Entertainment Asia presents winner of over 20 major awards, the original West End and Broadway production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical Evita, directed by legendary Broadway director Hal Prince, as part of an international tour, for a limited season only.

Experience the most emotional and explosive choruses, including Don’t Cry For Me Argentina, On This Night of a Thousand Stars, Oh What A Circus, You Must Love Me and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.

“EVITA is one of the classic musicals of the 20th century, and an outstanding Tim Rice/ Andrew Lloyd Webber collaboration. I am beyond excited to be finally bringing this masterpiece of a show to Singapore – it truly promises to be an unmissable theatrical event.” – Producer and CEO of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, James Cundall

Opening on February 23, this new international production stars Emma Kingston in the role of Eva Perón, South African musical star Jonathan Roxmouth will perform the role of Che, and playing Perón is Robert Finlayson.

The production also brings together the original creative team of legendary Broadway director Hal Prince, the West End and Broadway choreographer Larry Fuller and the original designer Timothy O’Brien in this season’s production.

“I am absolutely thrilled to be directing this original production of Evita. I believe that it is Tim and Andrew’s finest work and audiences in Singapore are truly in for a treat,” said Hal Prince, a winner of 21 Tony awards and whose directorial and producing credits, include Candide, West Side Story, Sweeney Todd, Show Boat, A Little Night Music, Follies, Cabaret and Fiddler on the Roof.

Tickets are on sale via Sistic and Marina Bay Sands ticketing

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