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Evita - Buell Theatre Denver

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The Tony Award winning musical “Evita” has once again stopped in the Mile High City. Gracing the stage of The Buell Theatre, this jaw dropping political drama by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice whisks theatregoers to Argentina in the early twentieth century. A tale of rags to riches, this beloved musical follows the life of Eva Duarte; future First Lady of Argentina. From her late adolescence to her untimely passing, “Evita” tugs at the heartstrings while taking a look at the cult of personality that followed Eva Peron.

Caroline Bowman’s portrayal of Eva is both touching and understated. One of the most memorable moments of the performance is when she appears on the balcony in a stunning white gown to sing “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina”. A performer must be versatile to transform from a young teenager to a First Lady on the throws of death. Not only does Bowman accomplish this, she does it believably, even from the tenth row.

The true standout of the night was Josh Young. Many adore the narrator character of Che as he is the cynical view that keeps the story grounded in reality. Tony nominated Young delivered the best portrayal of this cherished role in recent memory. His voice is so awe-inspiring that it will bring chills to you throughout the night. The monumental force of his performance truly steals the show.

Another surprisingly great performance comes from Krystina Alabado as Peron’s Mistress. Her performance of “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” is haunting and will leave you wishing for more from this amazing talent.

“Evita” will only be at The Buell Theatre from January 15 – January 26, 2014. This show is truly a delight and a must see for fans of musical theatre. To purchase tickets, please visit the Denver Center website.

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