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Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

06 April 2016

E is for Evita

Source: Wikipedia.

Opened in the West End June 21, 1978

Currently: Nothing since a limited West End run in 2014. Regional theatres?

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Tim Rice

Everybody knows about: Just stop crying, Argentina.

I have thoughts: Have I seen it? No. Would I see it? If it were on stage near me, probably. Did I see the 1996 movie? No. Do I think habitually casting non-Hispanic actors in this show is a dubious practise that merits a bit more critical thought from casting directors? I do.

Have you seen Evita? What do you think about all the crying in Argentina?


Karen O'Connor said...

I have never seen Evita but do know the song.

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Su Wilcox said...


Arlee Bird said...

I've seen the film version and loved it. It's one of my wife's favorite films. She's not much of a fan of musicals, but she is from Ecuador and very interested in South American history. No problem with the non-Hispanic actors in the lead as they look very much like the original historic figures. I though Madonna and Jonathan Price were both outstanding and I liked the addition of the Antonio Banderas character.

Since my wife is Hispanic and she approved of the non-Hispanic casting I'm with her in the approval.

See it!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
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