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8 p.m., Thursday & Friday,
April 26 & 27
By Tracy Uselmann
0 USIDE,the Michigan Theater looks
like a local cinema. But if the
average person walking down Liberty
Street stretches his curiosity, he
will discover a huge room with an im-
mensely winding staircase. The stair-
case follows the plush carpet and unen-
ding mirrors up to one of the largest
theaters in Ann Arbor-seating 1900
people. These days the theater is
preparing for the international, award-
winning Broadway rmusical Evita, ap-
pearing at the end of April.
Evita is based on Eva Peron's rise
Juan Peron: Wolfe knows the nose
from a poverty-ridden, small-town girl,
to Argentina's idol, the powerful wife of
Dictator Juan Peron. Peron did many
good things for people while she used
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This musical, directed by Hal Prince,
will feature many of the original
Broadway cast. Florence Lacey, as
Eva Peron, starred in the role on
Broadway and has also appeared on the
national tour for the last two years. She
has one of the best voices in today's
musical theater and never cheats
Tim Bowman, who originated the role
of Che in the Los Angeles company,
went on to play the broadway role. Also
John Leslie Wolfe, who will play Juan.
Peron, is an original member of the
Broadway cast. The cast is comprised
of 34 members.
The basic set consists of four 30-foot
towers of welded steel. Lights and
screens will be hung from these towers
for projecting film clips which will help
to unfold the story. An interesting stage
effect will be the nose of Juan Peron.
Wolfe has 15 noses backstage to make
him look more like the Argentine
president. He has a special latex nose
applied for every performance.
The lyrics for Evita are by Tim Rice
and the music is by Andrew Lloyd Web-
ber, the same duet which produced
Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Evita is the winner of seven Tony
awards including Best Musical.
The citizens of Ann Arbor will have
the opportunity to once again see the
same broadway cast perform on April
26 and 27 at the Michigan Theater. The
performances begin at 8 p.m. Tickets
are $23.50, $20.50 and $14.50 and are
available at the Manager's office (in-
side the Theater). Call 668-8397 for
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