- $18 for one general-admission ticket (up to $30 value)
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony-winning Evita follows the tumultuous life of the famed first lady of Argentina, detailing her rise to power and embarrassing compulsion to break into rock-opera tunes. When she was just 15 years old, Eva Perón fled from the squalor she was born into, running toward the warm lights of Buenos Aires. Blessed with charisma and steered by hard determination, she soon seduced her way up the city’s social ladder, becoming in turns a model, radio star, and actress. By 27 she was the second wife of Argentine president Juan Perón, but she wasn’t content to be a presidential ornament. Eva instead used her position of influence to fight for the rights of the working class, becoming a point of contention for the political elite before fading away at age 33. The indelible “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” anchors a score lifted by Latin, jazz, and pop influences, reminding audiences why the original production won seven Tony awards and the story made it all the way to the silver screen.
Sunnyvale Community Players
Up to four large-scale productions a year. Three hundred cast, crew, and orchestra members. Eight thousand rapt faces in the audience over the course of a season. Sunnyvale Community Players has been maintaining these impressive stats for nearly 50 years with a staff supported by a large number of volunteers. Through a lineup of crowd-pleasing and thought-provoking musicals, directors give local performers ages 8 through adult a chance to hone their chops onstage as they entertain Silicon Valley residents and their pocket robots.