Buenos Aires came to life with the Lone Tree Arts Center performance of Evita.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber favorite opened to a packed house Apr. 13, 2017 in Lone Tree with all the energy and excitement a Broadway play deserved. It was obvious that the cast and crew put their hearts and souls into the must-see musical. Everything was shining in this amazing performance. The actors were incredibly talented, the sets were eye-catching, and costumes were stunning. The stage was filled with giant moving staircases and a wardrobe that included a glorious wedding dress befitting of Eva Peron’s style. This south of Denver beautiful venue delivered a big city production. Whether you’ve seen the play, the movie, or are new to Evita, this is an experience to be enjoyed.
Denver star Lauren Shealy commanded the stage as Eva Peron. Her voice carried through the auditorium with such beautiful clarity and strength. The lead role of Che was played by Broadway actor Miles Jacoby who invoked passion and that gave the audience goosebumps. Peron’s role was nailed by another Broadway actor, Jesse Sharp. It was directed by Gina Rattan who is known for a national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and it was choreographed by Sarah O’Gleby. New York-based Max Mamon led the orchestra that completely filled the room with beautiful music.
As usual, the venue came through from the moment the guest is greeted at the door, to the friendly and knowledgeable ushers who lead the way to the very comfy seats. There also happens to not a bad seat in the place. The Lone Tree Arts Center has so much to offer. Heads up to Denver area geeks, the first episode of the year for the National Geographic Live will feature Kevin Hand: The Search for Life Beyond Earth. Other upcoming attractions are set to include classical music by Scott O’Neill and Rosetta Music Society, and 2017 Grammy Award-winner O’Connor Band featuring Mark O’Connor will treat audiences to Americana and bluegrass music.
What happens to be their last theatrical production for the season, Evita runs through Apr. 29, 2017 with evening and matinee performances available. Tickets are nicely priced from $33-$70 and can be found on the website or by calling 720-509-1000.