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By Cathy Carter | September 4, 2013
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical. On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out. "My cellphone rang and it was the casting director of 'Wicked,' " recalls the 2006 Glenelg High School graduate. "He said, 'Caroline, I'd like to offer you your Broadway debut.' '" To make the moment that much sweeter, Bowman's mother, Connie, was by was by her side when it happened.
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By Cathy Carter | September 4, 2013
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical. On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out. "My cellphone rang and it was the casting director of 'Wicked,' " recalls the 2006 Glenelg High School graduate. "He said, 'Caroline, I'd like to offer you your Broadway debut.' '" To make the moment that much sweeter, Bowman's mother, Connie, was by was by her side when it happened.
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 27, 2005
Now that even Madonna has played the part, former Argentine first lady Eva Peron no longer seems as unlikely a subject for a musical as she once did. In an important sense, however, Peron was always ideally suited to the stage. After all, she began her career as an actress. For their 1978 musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice chose to emphasize the actress' political performance -- Evita's rise, reign, near deification and fall. And they chose the ideal politically savvy director, Harold Prince.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun | August 7, 2008
A worthy production of Evita requires casting three leads - Eva and Juan Peron, and Che Guevara - with strong acting and vocal talent and mature understanding, a challenge for most companies and a major one for the Talent Machine Company, where the oldest performer is only 18. But there is no doubt that this young cast is up to the challenge - in fact, I soon forgot how young they actually were. Evita debuted in 1976 and marked the last Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaboration. Their first was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1968, followed in 1970 by Jesus Christ Superstar - three mega-hits usually described as rock opera.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,Theater Critic | December 3, 1992
Starting with John Herrera's excellent portrayal of the cynical narrator, Che, the production of "Evita" at the Lyric Opera House is distinguished by strong performances and solid chorus work. At the same time, this once-daring musical is missing its edge.If there were such a thing as a matinee idol revolutionary, Herrera -- with his knowing swagger and resonant voice -- would surely be it. Similarly, in the title role of Eva Peron, Valerie Perri long ago mastered the character's transformation from small-town girl to actress to dictator's wife.
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By Nelson Pressley and Nelson Pressley,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 28, 2000
"Evita" demands a certain amount of sweep and brawn, and that's what it gets in the new production at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia. Director Toby Orenstein fills the in-the-round space with swirling crowds and catches the grandstanding Evita in white hot spotlights, keeping the pace brisk and always driving the action forward. As usual at Toby's, it's a high-energy evening. Like most Andrew Lloyd Webber shows, "Evita" is a peculiar musical. It's a sprawling epic with only two characters of any real size (Evita Peron and the narrator, Che Guevara)
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 15, 2008
When Evita tangos onto the Lyric Opera House stage this week, listen closely to the creaking of those venerable floorboards. You just might hear the 113-year-old institution quick-stepping into the future. Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1979 musical blockbuster will be at the Lyric for only three performances, but this show represents a new course for the venue, because it was selected by the theater's staff instead of by an outside promoter. If you go Evita will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $45-$65.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,SUN POP MUSIC CRITIC | November 12, 1996
If the advance word from Hollywood is to be believed, the film version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Evita" will finally make Madonna the movie star she has longed to be. In fact, the buzz on her performance is so strong that even those who would normally be nay-sayers are already lining up to sing her praises.But however much the movie might do for Madonna, don't expect commercial miracles from the soundtrack to "Evita" (Warner Bros. 46346, arriving in stores today).It isn't a matter of whether Madonna sings the role of Eva Peron better than Patti LuPone (or even Julie Covington)
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun | August 7, 2008
A worthy production of Evita requires casting three leads - Eva and Juan Peron, and Che Guevara - with strong acting and vocal talent and mature understanding, a challenge for most companies and a major one for the Talent Machine Company, where the oldest performer is only 18. But there is no doubt that this young cast is up to the challenge - in fact, I soon forgot how young they actually were. Evita debuted in 1976 and marked the last Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice collaboration. Their first was Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in 1968, followed in 1970 by Jesus Christ Superstar - three mega-hits usually described as rock opera.
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 3, 2005
There was only one Eva Peron, but audiences at the Hippodrome Theatre have been treated to two actresses in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita. Kathy Voytko played the former Argentine first lady for the first two performances. Then a week ago, Voytko's contract was up, and the rolewas taken over by Sarah Litzsinger. According to her bio, Litzsinger "holds the distinction of being Broadway's longest running Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast." Curious to see how she'd do in this much harder-edged role, I paid a second visit to the production lastweekend.
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January 19, 2008
Don't Miss Today 2 p.m. "EVITA" -- Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical Evita comes to the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. The epic story chronicles the rise and fall of Eva Peron, the wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. There's also an 8 p.m. show. Tickets are $45-$65. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com. 7 p.m. POE'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION -- Celebrate Edgar Allan Poe's 199th birthday during a two-day event at Westminster Hall, 519 W. Fayette St. The program includes theatrical presentations, an exhibit of Poe artifacts and a cider toast.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 15, 2008
When Evita tangos onto the Lyric Opera House stage this week, listen closely to the creaking of those venerable floorboards. You just might hear the 113-year-old institution quick-stepping into the future. Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1979 musical blockbuster will be at the Lyric for only three performances, but this show represents a new course for the venue, because it was selected by the theater's staff instead of by an outside promoter. If you go Evita will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $45-$65.
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July 15, 2007
The Teen Professional Theatre, a program of the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts, will present the musical Evita! at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. July 22; and 2:30 p.m. July 23 at Reservoir High School, 11550 Scaggsville Road, Fulton. The Teen Professional Theatre is a four-week intensive summer program for those ages 13 to 21. The program includes workshops, mentoring and a final performance. Information: www.cctarts. com. Art workshops offered for kids Camellia A. Blackwell, executive director of the International Center for Artistic Development at Historic Savage Mill, is offering Saturday morning art workshops for children ages 5 to 15 from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday and Aug. 11, 18 and 25 in the New Weave Building of the mill, 8600 Foundry St., Savage.
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By Patrick J. McDonnell and Patrick J. McDonnell,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 18, 2006
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Defiled by grave robbers, banished from the presidential grounds and sliced for DNA samples, the battered remains of former Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron was moved yesterday to a new monument where enthusiasts hope the remains of his celebrated former wife Eva "Evita" Peron will one day join him. But violent clashes among rival union groups at the mausoleum site southwest of Buenos Aires marred the planned ceremony....
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November 5, 2005
Go See Mirrormask -- The creators of the classic Sandman graphic novels team with the Jim Henson company to produce a lyrical, transporting fantasia about a girl who wants to run away from the circus - and winds up in a magical netherworld where she proves her mettle. Sun score: A-. Shopgirl -- Claire Danes is heartbreakingly vulnerable as a young woman looking for someone to love her for who she is in this adaptation of Steve Martin's novel. Martin also stars, along with Jason Schwartzman, as diametrically opposed suitors.
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By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN and FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN,SUN REPORTER | November 5, 2005
Evita, the long-running hit Broadway musical now at the Hippodrome about the life of Eva Peron, wife of Argentinian dictator Juan Peron, has special significance for Dr. George G. Udvarhelyi, the internationally renowned Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon. The physician was born and educated in Hungary, and he worked in the Underground against the Nazi occupation of his homeland during World War II. He barely managed to escape deportation to Siberia when the Russians took over. Udvarhelyi's odyssey, which would take him to Argentina as a young surgical resident, began on a spring-like day in February 1948 when he boarded a steamer in Genoa, Italy.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing writer | September 26, 1990
She was a strange woman and her story makes for a strange show.Eva Peron was the ill-fated wife of Argentine dictator Juan Peron, a woman whose charisma bewitched her country's masses to her husband's political advantage.Hypocrisy, corruption, megalomania and death wouldn't seem to lend themselves to Broadway froth, and, in "Evita," the Andrew Lloyd-Webber-Tim Rice production, which operatically recounts Eva's life and times, they don't. Truly, there's not an endearing character in sight.
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By Vida Roberts and Vida Roberts,SUN FASHION EDITOR | December 19, 1996
An aggressive red mouth, strong brows, brassy blond hair, flashy jewelry. We could be describing Madonna on her 1990 Blond Ambition World Tour. We could be describing Evita Peron's politically ambitious European grand tour in 1947.The hype generated for Evita-the-movie, starring Madonna-the-mom as Eva-the-saint, is a tribute to the American genius for selling an idea sight unseen. The film will not open here until January, yet the fashion industry has already jumped ahead of the release date in anticipation of an Evita trend.
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By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | November 3, 2005
There was only one Eva Peron, but audiences at the Hippodrome Theatre have been treated to two actresses in the title role of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita. Kathy Voytko played the former Argentine first lady for the first two performances. Then a week ago, Voytko's contract was up, and the rolewas taken over by Sarah Litzsinger. According to her bio, Litzsinger "holds the distinction of being Broadway's longest running Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast." Curious to see how she'd do in this much harder-edged role, I paid a second visit to the production lastweekend.
FEATURES
By J. WYNN ROUSUCK and J. WYNN ROUSUCK,SUN THEATER CRITIC | October 27, 2005
Now that even Madonna has played the part, former Argentine first lady Eva Peron no longer seems as unlikely a subject for a musical as she once did. In an important sense, however, Peron was always ideally suited to the stage. After all, she began her career as an actress. For their 1978 musical, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice chose to emphasize the actress' political performance -- Evita's rise, reign, near deification and fall. And they chose the ideal politically savvy director, Harold Prince.
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