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BAY VIEW, MI – After having produced the blockbusters Les Miserables and Ragtime, Bay View Theatre Arts’ annual production is EVITA, the tale of Eva Peron and her rise to fame as the most powerful woman in Argentinian history. The rock opera, composed by veteran Andrew Lloyd Webber, weaves a myriad of musical styles into an evening of memorable songs sung by a cast of over 60. The performances open on Thursday, July 14 and close on Saturday, July 16. All take place in Hall Auditorium and begin at 8pm.
Winner of seven Tony Awards®, EVITA brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Perón. Blessed with charisma, Eva Perón captivated a nation by championing the working class. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience and features Andrew Lloyd Webber’s compelling score influenced by Latin, pop and jazz. One of the most popular collaborations between Webber and Tim Rice, this legendary musical features the memorable song “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina.”
The Bay View Music Festival runs from June 19 through August 18, and features pop, jazz, classical, chamber music, and theatrical productions throughout the summer on the campus just outside of Petoskey. The public is welcome to all musical events, as well as the myriad of educational, religious, and recreational activities offered by the Bay View Association, the festival’s parent organization. Patrons who wish to view the biographies of the Bay View faculty can go online at www.bayviewfestival.org. The website also includes ticket prices and deals, interviews, and the chance to win tickets.
Tickets start at $22 and can be purchased at the Voorhies Hall Box Office Monday through Saturday from 8:30am-2:30pm, or online at www.bayviewfestival.org. Phone orders are possible at 888-596-1027. General questions should be directed to Chris Ludwa at 231-347-4210 or email sent to [email protected]