The Sault Symphony Orchestra and Shot in the Dark productions are proud to present this award winning Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice creation of Argentina’s famed Eva Peron – “EVITA”.
The producers have contracted former Sault actor, Will Gartshore, to perform the part of Che. The Sault’s leading musical-dramatic star, Judi Travaglini, has been cast as Eva Peron. Both Will and Judi reprise their roles from the 1993 Sault Opera Society production of EVITA. The show also features Gordon Widget as Peron, soprano Jamie Miller is Peron’s love interest and Timothy Murphy is Êmagaldi. A chorus of over fifty singers and the Sault Symphony Orchestra under the direction of John Wilkinson complete the cast. Susan Barber is directing this concert version of the rise to fame of Eva Peron.
Will Gartshore is a professional actor who now lives in Washington, D.C. He has worked on Broadway under the direction of award winning Hal Prince. His credits include numerous productions in both New York City and Washington.
The musical production of Evita opens Thursday, February 17th at 8:00 p.m. at the Kiwanis Community Theatre Centre and continues Friday, Feb. 18th and Saturday, February 19th also at 8:00 p.m. The Box Office at the Community Theatre opens at 7:00 p.m. on the nights of the performances.
Reserved tickets are now on sale at the Station Mall Box Office, Tuesday to Saturday. Adults $27.00, Seniors $24.00 and Students (high school and elementary, with ID card) $13.00.
“EVITA” promises a spectacular blend of lighting and special effects along with performances by outstanding vocalists.
Sault Symphony manager, Patti Gardi, told the Sootoday Arts Page that almost two-thirds of the available three thousand seats available have already been sold. "It is an extraordinary advance sale and if we get a break in the weather, it should be a sell-out," says Mrs. Gardi. Proceeds from the show go to enhance the Sault Symphony in our community.
(Press release provided by the Director of Public Relations and Communications for the Sault Symphony Orchestra)