CMT MAINSTAGE PRESENTS HAUNTING TALE OF EVITA
Production Supported by National Endowment for the
JOSE, CA – (Feb 26, 2007) CMT Mainstage presents the Broadway epic, Evita playing 2 weeks, March 9-18, 2007.
All performances will be held at the Montgomery Theater, downtown San
Jose (corner of Market and San Carlos streets).
Tickets are now on sale - $19 adults, $14 children 12 and under.
Special Target® Family Matinee performance Saturday, March 10 at 2pm,
all tickets $9.50.
Mainstage production of Evita is supported by a
grant from the National Endowment for the
Arts for Access to Artistic Excellence. CMT last mounted this ambitious
production five years ago, performed both in English and in Spanish. With this
production, the artistic team promises as strong and impressive a production
featuring the mature Mainstage performers, ages 14-20.
is directed by CMT alum Ian Leonard. Mr. Leonard also serves as the
organization’s Education Manager of Core Programs. The production is being
choreographed by newcomer, Gia Solari. Ms. Solari has a long list of
professional credits including the most recent national tour of Evita,
serving as assistant to the productions artistic team of Hal Prince and Larry
Fuller. CMT’s Mainstage performers are gaining a wealth of knowledge working
with this experienced artistic team.
Evita, written by Andrew
Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice first took Broadway by storm in 1979 and walked away
with a flurry of Tony Awards that year including Best Musical and Best Original
Score. Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of
Eva Perón, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Perón. Beginning with the
young ambitious Eva, the production follows her methodic rise to sainthood in
her homeland. The story tells of the enormous wealth and power she gained and
the means by which she became the beloved Evita. Since its opening audiences
have swelled to the beautiful score which includes ”Don’t Cry for Me
Argentina” and What’s New Beunos Aires”.
is proud to renew their ongoing sponsorship from the Target®
Corporation. The first Saturday matinee of each 2006 – 2007 production will be
a Target® Family Matinee with all
prices fixed at $9.50. The Evita Target® Family Matinee will be Saturday, March 10 at 2pm.
Performance schedule: 3/9 at
7pm; 3/10 at 2pm & 7pm; 3/11 at 1pm & 6pm; 3/15 at 7pm; 3/16 at 7pm;
3/17 at 2pm & 7pm; 3/18 at 1pm. For more information or to purchase tickets,
please visit the CMTSJ web site at www.cmtsj.org
or call 408.288.5437. Tickets may be purchased in person at the ticket services
office at American Musical Theater San Jose (1717 Technology Drive, San Jose)
Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or at the Montgomery Theater, one hour
prior to performances. CMT’s Mainstage production of Evita is supported, in part, by a grant from the City of San Jose.
Over the past 39 years,
Children’s Musical Theater San Jose has grown to become the largest theater
company for youth in the nation, providing training and performance
opportunities for children of all ages. The company has been recognized a number
of times by the National Endowment for the Arts for Access to Artistic
Excellence and continually strives to produce productions beyond the
expectations of its participants and patrons.