Friday, March 9, 2007
Evita will make you want to dance!
The spring musical Evita at Concord-Carlisle High School opened last Friday. Stage Director George Kendall has put together a fabulous show, demonstrating the many talents of our high school students. The catchy tunes, played so well by the pit orchestra under the direction of Al Dentino, will stick with you long after the performance has ended.
Concord's Annalee Mulhall has a beautiful voice and does a wonderful job singing and acting as Eva Peron. Carlisle's Owen Callahan plays her suave husband and president, Juan Peron. But it's Carlisle's Eric Stengrevics who steals the show as Che, the narrator who continues to question Eva on her motives.
The show has some big chorus numbers where a large cast sings and dances, and the audience has a tough time not singing right along to the toe-tapping music. The ladies in their mink stoles and men in their suspenders add to the 1950s feel of the show. Peron's officers, including Carlisle's Alec Hutson and Adam Johnson, looking very sharp in their military uniforms, give some comic relief with their antics during the song, "Peron's Latest Flame."
The set is quite impressive, a two-story palace with a balcony. It is obvious that the build crew, managed by Carlisle's Eric Johnson, put a lot of effort into the design. Luckily, there was not much damage to the set by leaks in the roof earlier in the day of opening night.
It's a very entertaining show from start to finish. Performances continue this weekend, Friday and Saturday nights, March 9 and 10, at 7:30 p.m. and a last show is a matinee on Sunday afternoon, March 11 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.ticketstage.com or by calling 1-978-341-2490. Tickets are also available at the door.
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