Evita - Kansas City Repertory Theatre

Evita

Sep 9 - Oct 2 at Spencer Theatre

There’s no shortage of theatrics in U.S. politics but if you’re looking to escape the drama of our election year, come travel back to the times of Argentine political leader Eva Peron. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, this rock opera explores the role of women in politics, the power of populism and the romantic rags-to-riches story of Evita’s life and charity work.  Playful storytelling tempers the serious subject matter, turning this classic show into a celebration of one politician’s ability to connect with people and the issues that mattered most.

 

“During this extraordinary election cycle, our production of EVITA examines the present by exploring the not-too-distant past of post-WWII South American politics. The revolution of Peronism has remarkable resonance with the events of this political season, from the force of populism, nationalism, and the impact of income inequality to the rise of powerful women and political outsiders. The darker truth of populism and its historical relationship to fascism underpins the show and our production,” – Eric Rosen, Director

 

EVITA is presented through special arrangements with R & H Theatricals and Two Knights Rights Limited.





Additional Support Provided by…

Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation




Appropriate for ages 13+

Directed By
Eric Rosen Written By
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice Choreographed by
DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE Sponsored by Harvey S. Bodker, Janice & Bill McCollum and Myra & Lester Siegel, Jr.

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Meet the Cast & Company

About the director

Eric Rosen

Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, was the founding Artistic Director of Chicago’s About Face Theatre (AFT) (1995-2008), and is a writer, director and producer. Original projects include Venice (KC Rep, Center Theatre Group-LA, upcoming Public Theater-NYC, “Best Musical of 2010”–TIME Magazine); Wedding Play (Steppenwolf/AFT, Jefferson nomination); Winesburg, Ohio (Steppenwolf, AFT-Jeff Award); Arden Theatre Company-Philadelphia, Barrymore Award; KC Rep); Clay (AFT, Lookingglass Theatre-Chicago, Center Theatre Group, KC Rep, Lincoln Center, LCT3-Drama Desk Nomination, Jeff Award); and Undone, Whitman and Dream Boy (Jeff Award, several productions across the country).

About the music

Andrew Lloyd Webber

Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), Cats (1994), Evita (1996), and The Phantom of the Opera (2004).

About the lyrics

TIM RICE

A prolific lyricist and librettist, Tim Rice was born in Amersham, Buckinghamshire, in the fall of 1944. Rice pursued his university education at Lancing College and, briefly, at l'Universite de Paris - Sorbonne. He was considering a legal career around the time that he met Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1965.

About the choreographer

DARRELL GRAND MOULTRIE

KC Rep: debut. Off Broadway: Invisible Thread (co-choreographer). Regional Choreography: Witness Uganda (American Repertory Theatre); multiple works for The Juilliard School, Colorado Ballet, Cincinnati Ballet, BalletMet Columbus, Ailey 2, Sacramento Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Dance, Tulsa Ballet, Richmond Ballet, and Smuin Ballet. Opera El Publico (Federico Lorca world premiere, Teatro Real in Madrid, Spain). Other: Grammy Award-winning recording artist Beyoncé selected Moultrie as one of her choreographers for her ‘Mrs. Carter Show’ world tour. Mr. Moultrie also has collaborated with Tony Award-winners Savion Glover and director Diane Paulus. Performer: Broadway: Aida. Hairspray, Billy Elliot (original cast). International: West Side Story (La Scala Opera House, Milan, Italy). Awards: Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award. Upcoming: new works for Washington Ballet and NBA Ballet in Japan. Education: The Juilliard School. www.Darrellgrandmoultrie.com

Mariand Torres*

KC Rep: debut. International/National Tours: Prince of Broadway (Japan World Premiere/Directed by Harold Prince/ Susan Stroman); Wicked (Elphaba). Off Broadway:

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Eva Peron [SEP 9 -20]
Jenny Ashman*

KC Rep: debut. New York: Sleep No More (Punchdrunk Theatre). Regional: Romance Language (World Premiere, Seven Angels Theatre); Sweeney Todd

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Eva Peron [Sep 21 - Oct 2]
Nick Duckart*

KC Rep: debut. Regional: Carmen: An Afro Jazz Musical (Directed by Moises Kaufman, Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo) and Evita (Olney

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Juan Peron
Emily Shackelford*

KC Rep: The Fantasticks, Stillwater, Hair Retrospection, The Foreigner, Cabaret. Regional: Nunsense II, Quality Street, Secret Garden (Okoboji Summer Theatre).

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Mistress, Ensemble
Tim Scott*

KC Rep: Hair: Retrospection Local: Aladdin, Footloose, The Sound of Music (Starlight Theatre); Hands on a Hardbody, Mr. Burns: A

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Magaldi, Ensemble
Keely Beirne*

KC Rep: debut. Regional: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, 42nd Street, Mary Poppins, and Phantom of the Opera at Pittsburgh

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Ensemble
Kimberly Immanuel*

KC Rep: debut. Off Broadway: The Fantasticks (Jerry Orbach Theatre). Regional: Waterfall (5th Avenue Theatre and Pasadena Playhouse); Miss Saigon,

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Abdur-Rahim Jackson*

KC Rep: debut. Broadway: Soul Doctor (Circle in the Square Theater). Regional: Amazing Grace (Goodspeed Musical and Capital One Theater,

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Ensemble/Dance Captain
Nikko Kimzin*

KC Rep: debut. Broadway: West Side Story (Bernado, Engeman Theater). International Tours: West Side Story (Chino). Regional: Sister Act (Pablo),

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Ensemble
MAURICIO MARTÍNEZ*

MAURICIO MARTÍNEZ is an accomplished and award winning Mexican recording artist, television & theater actor who is currently starring in

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Tony Pulford

KC Rep: debut. Local: Tomás and the Library Lady; A Charlie Brown Christmas; The Miracle Worker; Dr. Seuss’ The Cat

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Fabiola Cabrera

KC Rep: debut. Local: Big Fish (The Culture House at Kauffman Center); Midsummer Night’s Dream (Puck); Sweeney Todd (Featured Ensemble);

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Youth Ensemble
Mia Cabrera

KC Rep: debut. Local: School of Rock (Madison, Music Theatre Kansas City); Big Fish (The Culture House at Kauffman Center);

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Youth Ensemble
Julia Masterson

KC Rep: A Christmas Carol. Local: School of Rock (Music Theatre Kansas City); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre

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Youth Ensemble
Robin Robles

KC Rep: debut. Local: Big Fish (The Culture House at Kauffman Center); High School Musical (Zeke Baylor); The Addams Family

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Youth Ensemble

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.