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“EVITA” ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S HISTORICAL STORY OF EVA PERON COMES TO ACTORS PLAYHOUSE
Evita is based on the historical story of Eva, who was worshiped by her people. As a young woman who longs for an acting career, fame, and fortune, Eva quickly learns that her feminine wiles hold power among a culture, and a political system, run by men.
Once she makes it to Buenos Aires, Evita finds fame and power in her powers of seduction, eventually seducing the rising political figure, Juan Peron, who becomes the President of Argentina.
As the first lady of Argentina, at the age of 27, she aligns herself with the poor, winning herself, and Peron, popularity among the Argentinians. Evita becomes a hero to the poor and the working class- and an enemy to the rich. A young and unknown revolutionary, Che, narrates the rise and fall of the beloved matriarch of the Argentinian people.
This blockbuster musical, made even more famous as a 1996 Hollywood film starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas, shows both the righteous determination, and the ruthless power of Argentina’s 20th century matriarchs.
It follows her journey from a fatherless child to an ambitious actress, to the most powerful woman in Latin America and eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death at age 33. This musical theatre masterpiece mixes Latin pop and jazz influences, creating an interesting theatrical portrait as complex as Eva Peron herself.
Actor’s Playhouse is thrilled to bring Evita to the Playhouse opening November 1 to the 26th in English and November 30 to December 17, 2017 in Spanish. Tickets are now on sale at the theatre’s box office at 280 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables. Showtimes are evenings at 8 p.m., matinees 2 p.m. Call 305-444-4181.
“KINDERTRANSPORT” A MOVING DRAMA THAT EXPLORES THE CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST
PRESENTED BY THE MICHAEL-ANN RUSSELL JCC
Between 1938 and the outbreak of the war, almost 10,000 children, most of them Jewish, were sent by their parents from Germany to Britain, incluing 9-year old Eva. When her parents fail to escape, she changes her name and begins the process of denying her roots. It is only when her own daughter discovers some old letters in the attic that Eva is forced to confront the truth.
The play is an extraordinarily skillful and compassionate piece of work that exposes the past and present effects of the Holocaust on one family through three generations.
KinderTransport is now playing through November 5, 2017, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. Saturdays at 9 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Advance tickets are $25-$15 for seniors & students. At the door, $30 & $18. For tickets and information call 866-811-4111, on line at www.jcctheatre.com. The Michael-Ann Russell Jewish Community Center is located at 18900 N. E. 25th Avenue, North Miami Beach
“TICKLING THE IVORIES” WORLD PREMIER MUSICAL NOW ON STAGE AT STAGE DOOR THEATRE
Producer Kevin Black is back again to show you why we love a piano. A song always begins at the fingertips of the songwriter on those infamous 88 keys. Tickling The Ivories celebrates those amazing artists who share our love for this timeless instrument, the piano. Featuring he songs of Barry Manilow, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Adele, Diana Kroll, Carol King, to the flamboyant and dynamic styles of Liberace, Mozart and so much more.
An elegant performance featuring two singing piano players, a live band, and four master vocalists from New York. Tickling The Ivories celebrates the amazing artists who wowed us through the years with their piano virtuosity and amazing songwriting skills
Audiences are going to love this brand new show, the hottest show in town at the Broward Stage Door Theatre. Now on stage through November 9, 2017. Wednesdays to Sunday, evenings at 8 p.m., matinees 2 p.m. Tickets are $48 at the box office located at 8036 W. Sample Road, Margate. For all other information call 954-344-7765. “There are eighty-eight keys on a piano and within that, an entire universe.” Written by James Rhodes.
BROADWAY PALM THEATRE BRINGS THE THRILLING AWARD WINNING MUSICAL “PIPPIN” TO CENTER STAGE
Diane Paulus’ new, circus inspired production of Pippin features an acrobatic troupe of performers, led by the charismatic Leading Player. The ensemble cast tells the story of Pippin, a young prince who longs to find passion and adventure in his life.
To prove his loyalty to his distracted father, King Charles, Pippin goes to war. But when the Leading Player convinces the prince to fight tyranny, Pippin kills Charles and takes over the throne. Realizing his mistake, Pippin begs the Leading Player to bring his father back to life, and she obliges.
The prince falls in love with Catherine, a widow with a young son, and much to the Leading Player’s chagrin, Pippin struggles to decide whether he should settle down and pursue a peaceful life or continue to make magic with the dazzling troupe of performers.
However, the young prince soon realizes that the war is not only the glory of the victory, but it is blood, violence and death. That’s why he ran from the battlefield and hid in the village. The audiences attention once again is geared towards the narrator, telling about the wandering of the prince, until he finally finds refuge in the estate of his grandmother.
The old woman advises her grandson to enjoy life and be a little careless. After returning to his home, the young man finally realizes that a modest peasant house was the only place where he was truly happy. Suddenly it becomes very clear to him that only a simple life without luxuries may be enough for him and a relationship without deep love is empty.
Pippin is now on stage at the Broadway Palm Theatre located at 1380 Colonial Boulevard, Fort Myers. Tickets are $30 to $60 at the box office. For reservations and showtimes call 239-278-4422.