WCS drama group to present 'Evita' musical

WARRENSBURG - No less than 80 local high school students ranging from grades 7 through 12 are involved in the upcoming school drama production of the famed musical Evita.

The production is to be presented Thursday March 25 through Saturday 27 in the school auditorium. All shows are at 7 p.m.

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.

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 their dramatic substance, athletic dancing, powerful singing and compelling scores.

For tickets show details, and reserved seats contact the high school at 623-2861 ext. 211. Admission for adults is $8 and for students and Seniors, $5.

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