11 Aug 2015

Choral Society Bring Evita to Empire Theatre

The Toowoomba Choral Society will take their audience on a journey to Argentina as they bring the life story of Eva Peron to the Empire stage.

Starring Toowoomba performer and singing teacher Jess Berwick as Eva Peron, Evita is the rags to riches story of Argentina’s first lady from her life as a fatherless child to actress to a woman of power and acclaim.  

Evita also stars Toowoomba Choral Society regulars Kyle Dever as Che, Martin Paroz as Peron, Joel Phillipe as Magaldi and Shannon Gralow as the Mistress.

Toowoomba Choral Society Chair, Rebecca Kirby said there around 80 local people involved in the production with just 50 of those people on stage.

“The cast and creative team are hardworking and there has been great cohesiveness from everyone involved,” she said.

“Musically, the vocalists are strong and the cast has enjoyed playing with their characters, learning about the history behind the story and bringing great depth to what is being performed.

“All of our leads are doing an amazing job, but what has been great is there is a group of young performers coming through the ranks who have been able to participate in the minor roles.”

Evita, directed by Shoebox Theatre Company features songs including Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, Anther Suitcase in Another Hall, On this Night of a Thousand Stars, Buenos Aires and Oh What a Circus.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au