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With score and music composed by the king of Musical Theatre, Mr Andrew Lloyd Webber, and lyrics and book written by Tim Rice, Evita tells of the life of Argentine political leader Eva Perón, the second wife of Argentine President Juan Perón. The story follows Evita’s early life, rise to power, charity work, and death.

The musical began as a rock opera concept album in 1976, and its success led to productions in London’s West End in 1978. After winning the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical, it moved on to Broadway, where it was the first British musical to receive a Tony Award for Best Musical in 1979. After a number of professional tours, worldwide productions, cast albums, and a film adaptation in 1996, the musical was revived in the UK in 2006, 2013 and 2014 and on Broadway in 2012.

This 2018 Australian revival tour, directed by Harold Prince, was produced by John Frost, David Ian in association with Opera Australia, and featured Australian singer-songwriter, musician, and musical theatre actress Tina Arena as Eva Peron.

Evita was, to date, the highest selling musical theatre production to ever play at the Arts Centre in Melbourne, and Tina Arena’s portrayal of Eva Perón has been recognised as the role of her lifetime.