Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita
presented in cooperation with the Wisconsin Union Theater
August 21-23, 2010
Wisconsin Union Theater
Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, winner of seven Tony Awards, is the classic rags-to-riches story of Eva Perón, a peasant girl who rises from the poverty of small-town Argentina to become the nation's iconic first lady. Arguably Webber's best score, it includes the famous showstoppers "Don't Cry for Me Argentina" and "Buenos Aires."
Professor Glen Close, UW-Madison Department of Spanish and Portuguese, presented "Eva Peron: A Revolutionary Icon", an examination of the iconic status of Eva Perón and exploration of the origins, manifestations and impact of her celebrity status. The lecture was a free event and open to the public.
Visit the Four Seasons Theatre EVITA photo gallery
Partial support for this production of Evita was provided by the Dane County Cultural Affairs Commission, the Madison Arts Commission, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, Audio for the Arts, Park Printing, and Full Compass.
"Evita is a large undertaking and Four Seasons, like Poulson in the lead role, handles it skillfully." Katie Reiser, Four Seasons presents a good-looking and -sounding EVITA, The Isthmus
"Four Seasons has taken Lloyd Webber's dark musical and brought out some of its most entertaining aspects. From a grief tango when Argetines learn of their Evita's death to the final vivid moments, EVITA makes the journey from chorus girl to spiritual leader a pleasure to watch." Lindsay Christians, Four Seasons' EVITA takes a bite out of the big apple, 77 Square
Read the unofficial biography of Eva Perón.
Visit the website for the Evita Perón Historical Research Foundation, which is "dedicated to contributing to the historical knowledge of the figure of Eva Perón from a scientific perspective."
Watch the actual footage of Eva Peron's famous speech from the balcony.
Watch a Powerpoint presentation with several photos, posters, and political images of Evita.
Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron, by Nicholas Fraser and Marysa Navarro (ISBN 0393315754)
Eva Peron: A Biography, by Alicia Dujovne Ortiz (ISBN 0312168276)
Official (Ghostwritten) Autobiography
Evita by Evita: Eva Duarte Perón tells her own story (ISBN 0906071054, out of print, available used and from libraries)
Santa Evita, by Tomás Eloy Martinez (ISBN 0679768149) A very successful semi-documentary novel by an Argentine journalist who knew Perón, centering on the mysterious fate of Evita's embalmed cadaver.
Eva Peron, dir. Juan Carlos Desanzo, Argentina 1996 (available in Foreign section at Four Star Video Heaven)
Jenni Schwaner Ladd
Wigs, Hair & Makeup Designer
Stage Management Team
Assistant Music Director
Assistant Director/Assistant Choreographer
Robert A. Goderich