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Thu 11 Oct 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Thu 1 Nov 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm
Sat 3 Nov 2018, 7:30pm–10:00pm

Where: Sydney Opera House, 1 Macquarie St, Circular Quay, New South Wales

Restrictions: All Ages

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One of the most celebrated classical musicals, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, is returning to Australia. Evita will play at the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House, the first time a Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will play at the Sydney Opera House, followed by a season at Arts Centre Melbourne from 5 December.

Produced by Opera Australia, Australian theatre producer John Frost and leading UK theatre producer David Ian, this recreation of the original West End and Broadway production of Evita, directed by Hal Prince, is much anticipated.

Australian icon, singer, songwriter and musical theatre star Tina Arena will play the role of Eva Perón. Throughout a stellar 40-year music career, musical theatre has been a constant presence for Tina, having starred in productions in Australia and internationally. Her theatrical work includes Cabaret, Nine, Dynamite and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. Now ten years after Tina wowed critics on the West End as Roxie Hart in Chicago, she is back with her most challenging theatrical project to date, Evita.

Starring opposite Tina as Juan Perón will be opera superstar Paulo Szot, whose last Australian performance was the title role in Opera Australia’s Eugene Onegin. Szot played Emile De Beque in the award-winning revival of South Pacific on Broadway, winning the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic’s Circle and Theater World Awards. Playing the young revolutionary Che will be Kurt Kansley, who has performed locally in The Lion King, Rent, Godspell and Show Boat, directed by Hal Prince, while his numerous credits in the West End include Bernstein’s Mass Concert, Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon, The Lion King, Ragtime, Sweet Bird of Youth and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Acclaimed musical theatre performer Michael Falzon (We Will Rock You, Chess) will play tango singer Magaldi, while the role of Perón's Mistress will be played by newcomer Alexis van Maanen, making her professional debut. Currently playing The Wicked Witch of the West in GFO’s The Wizard of Oz following her seven years as Elphaba in Wicked, Jemma Rix will be the Eva Perón Alternate.

Completing the cast will be Justin Anderson, Anton Berezin, Michael Camilleri, Olivia Carniato, Rachel Cole, Alie Coste, Jade Coutts, Kristian Crowe, Todd Dewberry, Rodney Dobson, Samantha Dodemaide, Laura Field, Zoy Frangos, Ashleigh Gurnett, Kate Maree Hoolihan, Georgina Hopson, Thomas Johansson, Kathleen Moore, Thern Reynolds, Christopher Scalzo, David Sirianni, Tod Strike, Simon Tichelaar, Dean Vince, Rachael Ward and Paul Whiteley.

“We are thrilled to bring this renowned production of EVITA back to Australia. With the sensational Tina Arena leading this wonderfully talented cast, this is sure to be the hottest musical ticket in Australia this year,” said the producers. “The original West End and Broadway version of this lauded musical was a landmark theatrical event, and we can’t wait to present it with this incredible group of performers. Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice and Hal Prince are legends of musical theatre; it gets no better than this.”

Featuring some of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s best loved songs including ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’, ‘On This Night of a Thousand Stars’, ‘You Must Love Me’ and ‘Another Suitcase in Another Hall’, Evita charts the story 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’.

Season: From 13 September
Performance Times: Tues–Sat 7:30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 1pm, Sun 3pm
Bookings: Evita The Musical website or 9318 8200 or 02 9250 7777
Groups of 20 or more call 02 9250 7700.