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Video projections make 'Evita' in Park City unique

Published July 25, 2013 9:12 pm

Stage • Historical footage helps illuminate story of Eva Peron at the Egyptian Theatre.
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Park City • Amber Hansen is the director of operations for the Egyptian Theatre. But for the past two months, she has donned another director hat as she worked to get Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical "Evita" to the Egyptian's stage.

The production about Eva Peron — the celebrated and maligned first lady of Argentina in the 1940s — continues Thursday through Sunday through July 28.

Hansen fell in love with the story and the music back in 2006, when she auditioned for the Broadway revival.

She received a callback and got so excited that she studied Peron's early life, rise to power and death after battling cancer in 1952.

"The tale is so captivating and intriguing," she said. "It's full of everything — romance, controversy, intrigue and drama."

Read more at: http://www.parkrecord.com/scene/ci_23586738/evita-will-live-again-park-city

'Evita' in Park City

Park City Egyptian Theatre offers a new take on "Evita," Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical about Eva Peron, the celebrated and maligned first lady of Argentina.

Where • The Egyptian Theatre, 328 Main St., Park City

When • Thursdays through Sundays until July 28. Thursday through Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday's performances at 6 p.m.

Tickets • $39 -$54; parkcityshows.com.