It would be an understatement to say "Evita" is my favorite musical. I saw it for the first time in London in the summer of 1978. I lucked into tickets for the show about a month after its world premier at the Prince Edward Theatre with Elaine Paige starring as Eva Peron, the wife of Argentinean president Juan Peron. I saw the show two more times on Broadway in New York City in early 1982. And I have seen touring productions in Seattle and San Francisco.
Staging Juneau Douglas High School's production of "Evita" has not been easy, said theater director Michaela Moore, but the struggles she and the students have gone through in getting the play ready for public view have been cathartic, and in some ways mirror issues evident in the play itself.
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