It is always a breathtaking experience when a production exceeds your expectations and creates something truly beautiful.
“Evita” at the Lone Tree Arts Center is a complete and true masterpiece. The classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice rock opera show follows the
story of Eva Peron from her humble beginnings as a poor small town girl to the First Lady of Argentina.
Colorado native Lauren Shealy takes on this complex and prolific leading lady and does it without missing a beat. Shealy is able show the transformation of Eva from a 15 year old, ambitious girl to the loving and caring First Lady and eventually to her death bed.
Filling out the cast is Jesse Sharp (Juan Perón) and Miles Jacoby (Che). Both New York exports help to boost the performance and provide that high level of quality that the production was striving for.
“Evita” also benefited from New York director and choreographer Gina Rattan and Sarah O’Gleby. Both help make this show a production spectacular.
Although there were some sound issues at times overall this was a high quality production show. The entire cast excels in their roles and brings life to this classic masterpiece.
“Evita” at the Lone Tree Arts Center, ***(three out of four stars).
Get tickets by visiting lonetreeartscenter.org, 10075 Commons St, Lone Tree, C), 80124