Evita to tell a nation’s story


Evita to tell a nation’s story

WONTHAGGI Theatrical Group’s 2016 production, Evita, opens on May 28.

The theatrical group’s cast, construction team and backstage crew have been working tirelessly to bring into being a series of performances that are certain to entertain.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical, best known for its standard Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, is set during the lifetime of Eva Peron.

Born Eva Duarte, an illegitimate child from humble rural beginnings, the B-Grade actress rose through the ranks of society to become the most powerful Argentinean woman of her time.

The principal characters will be brought to life by a number of familiar local talents. Corey Green, seen in the title role of last year’s WTG performance of Pippin, will play Che, a character modelled on the twentieth century revolutionary Che Guevera.

The role of Evita, the affectionate name for Eva Peron, will be performed by Nina Barry-Macauley.

John Black will step onto stage as Juan Peron, husband and political companion of Evita, and military leader of the turbulent South American nation.

The production invites the audience to contemplate the unexpected impact of disaffection, and how those who start on the outside of politics can shape a nation.

It also deals with the trappings and compromise of power. Whilst it is a serious story, the production also showcases the high quality vocal performances, dance, colour and movement that WTG ensembles have become known and loved for.

The tango will be a particular highlight, choreographed by Bron Kalos. Local personality Kirk Skinner is the musical director, and Evita is directed by Colin Mitchell, who has also been the visionary behind the set and costume design.

Early bird tickets are on sale until midnight April 30 and can be purchase by visiting http://www.wtg.org.au/

In fine form: Finnan Donohue and Taylah Williams rehearse for Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of Evita.

In fine form: Finnan Donohue and Taylah Williams rehearse for Wonthaggi Theatrical Group’s production of Evita.

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