Eva Perón used her smarts and charisma to escape her dirt poor beginnings in the slums of Argentina and rise meteorically to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored as a "saint to the working class", she became one of the most powerful women in the world. Full of passion, greed and ambition, Evita tells Eva's unforgettable story. A Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece, the compelling score features some of theatre's most beautiful songs, including Don't Cry for Me Argentina, Another Suitcase in Another Hall, and High Flying, Adored.
"Quite marvelous...an unparalleled fusion of 20th century musical experience."
- The Sunday Times
PLEASE NOTE: The roles of Eva & Che have been double cast.
Eva A - HANNAH HESSELTINE *
Eva B - ABBEY BROOKS +
Che A - JOE DELY
Che B - MATT KURZYNIEC * +
Peron - ZACHARY JOEL SMITS
Magaldi/Man - KEN HOLDA +
Mistress/Woman - JULIANNA HIRSH +
Light Board Operator
ELVIN E. EAST+
Sound Board Operator
Follow Spot Operators
SAUL J. AMDURSKY +v
SARAH N. L. KUEPPERS+
* Denotes Civic Debut
v Denotes First Time Crew Member
+ Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Director/Choreographer - JAY BERKOW
Musical Director - BRENT J. DECKER
Projections/Scenic Designer - DAVID KYHN
Costume Designer - BARBARA B. MOELAART
Lighting/Sound Designer - ANNMARIE MILLER
Hair/Makeup Designer - KIMBERLY HUTCHINSON
Properties Master - STACY BARTELL
Technical Director - PHILLIP A. MILLER
Stage Manager - MIKE ARTIS
Friday, September 25th at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 26th at 7:30pm
Sunday, September 27th at 2:00pm
Thursday, October 1st at 7:30pm
Friday, October 2nd at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, October 3rd at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 4th at 2:00pm
Friday, October 9th at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 10th at 7:30pm
The roles of Eva and Che have been double cast in this production. Below are dates and times for each pair's performances:
Abbey Brooks and Joe Dely
All sponsor performances
Sunday, September 27 at 2:00pm
Thursday, October 1 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm
Hannah Hesseltine and Matt Kurzyniec
Friday, September 25 at 7:30pm
Saturday, September 26 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 3 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 4 at 2:00pm
Friday, October 9 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 10 at 7:30pm
Please Be Advised
Haze and live flames may be used in this production.
On Sunday, September 27 - the Bronson Children's Hospital Walk & 5K Run will start at 1:00pm and conclude by 2:30pm. There will be road closures around the Civic which will affect parking availability. Road closures will end 15 minutes after the last person has finished the race. Click here to see the race route.
The Civic Auditorium
329 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Civic Auditorium feature reserved seating. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance. View Seating Chart.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Fred Western