In the mood for a musical? Evita is the rags-to-riches story of the First Lady of Argentina, and it’s playing at the Rose Theatre this weekend.
The award-winning musical follows the rise of Evita Peron, from an ambitious girl living in rural Argentina to one of the most powerful women in South America. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, this production has been depicted around the world and is now being presented by the Brampton Music Theatre.
“A production like this requires alot of time, energy and commitment from a large group of people,” says Aimee Lococo, Artistic Director and Choreographer for BMT’s production of Evita.
The 45 member cast has been rehearsing since January for the show and, is made up of all ages, even as young as 14, and come from all different backgrounds.
This is one of the first shows Lococo has worked with in Brampton, and she says the Brampton arts scene is fantastic.
“We have people who have never really danced before and they’re owning it,” says Lococo.
BMT is a community theatre group that performs shows throughout the year at the Rose Theatre and Lester B. Pearson Theatre.
The production begins tonight and goes on until April. 11.
For more information on BMT’s Evita, click here.