Evita actors to perform in fundraiser at Grace's Restaurant

WARRENSBURG - Local students acting in the upcoming drama production Evita will be featured at Grace's Restaurant in a fundraiser breakfast Saturday Feb. 27.

The student actors and actresses of Warrensburg High School will be presenting songs and dialogue from the famed musical, and will likely be in costume as well.

The event, which includes an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, is set for 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Grace's Restaurant is located on Hudson St. next to the Floyd Bennett Memorial Bandstand in uptown Warrensburg.

The breakfast event is to raise money for the drama club to fund their production which is slated for March 25 through 27.

The musical, which began as a rock opera and evolved into a musical in the late 1970s, was recast as a film in 1996 starring Madonna and Antonio Banderas.

The musical focuses on the life of Argentine political leader Eva Per n, the controversial second wife of Argentinian president Juan Per n and considered by many to be the spiritual leader of the country. The story follows Evita's early life, acting career, rise to power, charity work, feminist involvement and eventual death. The music was penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Tickets to the Warrensburg High School production are $10 and may be obtained at the school.

Warrensburg's drama productions over the past decade or so, under the auspices of Warrensburg High School choral instructor Jim Corriveau, have been acclaimed regionally.

For tickets and show details, contact the high school at 623-2861 ext. 211.

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