Evita Performs March 10-19 at Willow Bend Center of the Arts
By Lauren Boykin | Contributor
North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) Repertory Theatre takes the stage with the powerful historical musical Evita, winner of 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Evita performs March 10-19 at the Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts.
Based on the real-life story of Argentinian political leader Eva Perón, the award-winning musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice follows Eva on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as wife of military leader turned president Juan Perón, the most powerful woman in Latin America.
This powerful production of Evita will be directed by Pamela Anglero’ with Assistant Director MD Christian, Music Director Billy Veer, and Choreographer Leah Flores.
“I am honored to bring the story of Eva Perón to the DFW area. As a Hispanic female this story is empowering!” says Director Anglero’. “Eva truly shows us what it means to be a strong female presence with the knowledge and confidence to stand her ground and protect her people!
“We hope to tell the story in a very cinematic and ‘Hamilton-esque’ way” explains Anglero’. “This show is important for us to tell as it is a show representing Latinos, minority power, independence, humility, and success.”
“I’m so excited to portray Eva Perón in NTPA Repertory’s Evita” says Ash Christine who is taking on this legendary role. “To take on a role of this magnitude is simultaneously humbling and thrilling. My DFW debut was in the Rodenbaugh Theater in 2021 (I played a role that died then too!), so it feels serendipitous to take on a role like Eva Perón in the same space that welcomed me my first time on stage in Dallas. I know I’m in great hands.”
Evita performs March 10-19 in the Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts, 6121 W. Park Blvd. B216, Plano, TX 75093. Matinees are at 2:30 pm and evening performances are at 8 pm.
The matinee performance on March 11 will include ASL interpretation.
Due to the content of Evita, suggested audience age is 12+.
Tickets start at $20 with premium seating available at $30. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
Tickets are online at https://ntparep.org/shows/evita/
Performance Dates and Times
Friday, March 10, 2023, 8 PM
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 2:30 PM*
Saturday, March 11, 2023, 8 PM
Sunday, March 12, 2023, 2:30 PM
Friday, March 17, 2023, 8 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:30 PM
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 8 PM
Sunday, March 19, 2023, 2:30 PM
*ASL interpreted performance – interpreter will be on the right side of the stage (left side of audience)
Cast and Crew
Eva Perón: Ash Christine
Che Gender: Christian Thrailkill
Juan Perón: John Sanchez
Perón’s Mistress: Bella Zambrano
Augustin Magaldi: Malik Offor
Jacob A. Fisher
Matt John West
Director: Pam Anglero’
Assistant Director: MD Christian
Music Director: Billy Veer
Choreographer: Leah Flores
Lyrics by Tim Rice Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
About North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre
North Texas Performing Arts Repertory Theatre is the professional adult theatre company within the 501(c)3 non-profit North Texas Performing Arts family of theatres. The mission of the NTPA Repertory Theatre is to deliver professional-quality theatrical entertainment that inspires audiences and empowers artists from Broadway to the ‘Burbs. NTPA Repertory was named the 2019 Best Adult Theatre Company of Plano and “Best Local Theatre” by Broadway World in 2023.
About North Texas Performing Arts
North Texas Performing Arts (NTPA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to developing the character of youth through quality performing arts education and family entertainment. Now in its 32nd year, NTPA is the largest youth theatre organization in the country. NTPA is headquartered at Willow Bend Center of the Arts in Plano and has additional performance and educational spaces in Fairview, Frisco, Dallas and Southlake. Each year NTPA provides opportunities to more than 11,000 students ages 5-18 through its “Ten Characters” leadership development program. NTPA’s professional artistic staff uses theatre, dance, music, voice, film and TV to ignite a lifelong passion for the performing arts and guide young people on a path to becoming better citizens in our community and our world.