Local theatre fans are off on a trip to Argentina with Evita at An Grianan Theatre this week!
DW checks out the Evita preview show to see how the Letterkenny Musical Society took on the ambitious production:
One of the most iconic scenes of modern theatre is that of Evita on the balcony of Casa Rosada, singing her heart out to her people, using the voice she fought to be heard for so long.
Caitríona Solan’s voice is something that everyone should hear. As Argentina’s First Lady Eva Peron, the leading lady takes command of her role and commands her audience to listen to and love her. Her take on ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina‘, both in her glory days and final days, is truly spine-tingling.
The powerful voices are what stands out in this LMS production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera. Caitríona’s rousing and heartbreaking vocals express an ambitious and embattled Evita, while Kieran Connor wows with his range as our narrator, Che.
From Tuesday 26th-Saturday 30th March, audiences will be whisked away from Letterkenny to vibrant South America on a journey of passion and politics. The salsa and tango dancing is sure to thrill, while the story of a young woman’s rise from the streets to stardom is one that never fails to intrigue.
The outstanding cast and chorus is the triumph for LMS this season. In her directorial debut, Maria Rushe has steered the cast to great heights while Mark Bradley directs the orchestra. Giles Murray has mastered the role of Juan Peron without ever overshadowing Evita, while Eoin Callaghan’s singing skills add star quality to Magaldi.
Two rising young stars stood out with their solo performances – Jessika Judge Gallagher captives sorrow as the mistress and sweet songstress Eimear Mc Teague shines as Child Santa Evita.
This revival of Evita is a stunning take on a world famous story, with music talent that is sure to amaze. The show opens tonight (Tuesday 26th March) and tickets are in high demand, with Thursday, Friday and Saturday already sold out.
LMS brings Evita to An Grianan Theatre Letterkenny for five nights, from Tuesday 26th March to Saturday 30th March. Get your tickets now on: www.angrianan.com/event/evita