SALT Performing Arts Presents: Evita the Musical June 3 – 19, 2022

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CHESTER SPRINGS, PA — SALT Performing Arts presents Evita the Musical June 3 – 19, 2022 – the powerful rags-to-riches rise of Eva Peron, the First Lady of Argentina.

Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, Evita charts the young and ambitious Eva Peron’s meteoric rise to sainthood. The multi Tony-winning musical follows Eva on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as the wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America, before her death from cancer at age 33.

The events of Evita are presented in song and commented on by the show’s narrator, Che. Well-known numbers from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical masterpiece include “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Oh What a Circus,” “Buenos Aires” and “Another Suitcase in Another Hall.”

“Evita is a Cinderella story about the astonishing life of a girl from the most mundane of backgrounds who became the most powerful woman that her country had ever seen,” comments Lauren McComas, President and Artistic Director of SALT Performing Arts. “It’s a story about truth versus perceived-truth, public perception of political movements, and radical social change. Underneath it all though, it is also about the childhood damage that drives some people to great heights, for better or worse.”

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Once again SALT Performing Arts’s creative and technical leadership pushes the boundaries of what is achievable in front of a live audience (community-theater or beyond). Audiences are led through the spectacle as a music video is filmed, produced, and unfolded before their eyes: a dissection of the double-edge sword that bleeding-edge media, film, and political celebrity exposed to the early 20th century.

Cast
Eva Peron/Liana Henrie, Che/Kai Kasiguran, Juan Peron/Kevin M. Diaz, Mistress/Melissa Lesperance, Magaldi/Daniel Melo, Teen Eva/Sadie Lock, Ensemble, Jack Dungan, Evan Albright, Bryce Livers,  Drew Kalkiewicz, Erica Barnes, Leslie Monaco, Christina Bucci, Molly Hopton, Katy Engelman, Hannah Cohen,, Becca Di Condiana, Eva Understudy/Chelsea Delgado Merz, Child/Nella Hilden, Child/Ella Diaz

The Crew:
Director & Lighting/Set Designer; Robbie Merow, Producer & Casting Director/Lauren McComas, Music Director/Emily Merow, Assistant Directors/Katrya Oransky-Petyk, Choreographer/Chelsea Barnett, Costume Designer & Props Master/Elizabeth Tozer, Props Assistant/Keyaira Tozer, Stage Manager/Sandi Joy, Assistant Stage Manager/Anton Patriarca, Junior Assistant Stage Manager/Lorelei Miller, Culture and Dialect Advisor/Valerie Dixon, Master Carpenter/David Craig, Sound Board Operator/Jeff Rega, Lighting Board Operator/Emily Starke, Marketing Director & House Manager/Judy Elliott, Photographer/Mike Styer

Details for Evita are as follows:

In-Person Tickets

  • Seating is at full capacity.
  • All ticket sales are final.
  • If you need handicap accessibility, please choose seats in Front Row A and email [email protected] so that we can make arrangements to let you in the back accessible door to avoid stairs.
  • If you book your tickets on a mobile device, the system will choose the best available for you. If you book your tickets on a computer, you have the option of choosing your own seats.
  • SALT is currently mask optional for audience members. Performers will not be wearing masks.
  • For more info check out our FAQ page.
  • Ticket Link: HERE
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Show schedule:

  • Friday, June 3, 7 PM | Dressy Attire & Champagne Opening Night
  • Saturday, June 4, 7 PM
  • Sunday, June 5, 2 PM
  • Friday, June 10, 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 11, 7 PM
  • Sunday, June 12, 2 PM
  • Friday, June 17, 7 PM
  • Saturday, June 18, 7 PM
  • Sunday, June 19, 2 PM

Ever since the shutdown in March of 2020, SALT has adapted to the pandemic restrictions and circumstances to keep their community connected and the arts alive. Despite the challenges through it all, SALT has brought the community connected via online Cooped Up Cabarets, Beyond the Walls outside drive-in concerts, an outdoor Good Ol Fashioned Variety Show, an outside production of The Last Five Years, an indoor production of Nunsense with performers in plexiglass boxes, Rise UP, a 6-year anniversary fundraiser made available via live-streaming, and A Christmas Spectacular via a video stream. In January of 2021, SALT resumed live show performances with live-stream viewing options.

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The mission of SALT Performing Arts is to provide live community theatre productions, Playhouses for Preschoolers at Montgomery School, summer/year-round theatre camps for kids, dinner theatre, and more. With excellence as the standard, SALT, a non-profit organization, believes that the “community” is paramount in community theatre and strives to foster an all-inclusive atmosphere that promotes a positive, uplifting experience for each individual. SALT involves people of all ages from all walks of life. If you are interested in learning more about SALT Performing Arts, making a donation, or being a sponsor, please email us at [email protected].

SALT Performing Arts, Chester Springs, PA 19425 is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes with a non-profit 501(c)(3) status. For more information visit our website (saltpa.com).

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