Final performances of WSCU’s “Evita” this weekend in Danbury
DANBURY - Final performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera “Evita” by Western Connecticut State University are planned Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the university’s performing arts center on the west side.
Weekend show times are 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday at the Visual and Performing Arts Center, 43 Lake Avenue Extension.
The musical tells the story of Argentina first lady Eva Duarte who became a friend of the country’s poor because of her charity, according to a release.
Tickets are $25 and are available at 203-837-8732 or the box office.
The WCSU production, which features 34 Western students in the cast and a 14-piece orchestra, is a modern interpretation of the show that opened in London in 1978, said Tim Howard, assistant professor of theater arts and coordinator of musical theater at WCSU.
“If you think you know ‘Evita,’ you need to open your mind and come and see what we’re doing,” Howard said in a prepared statement. “[H]opefully you’re going to discover ‘Evita’ in a brand-new way.”