**** Recommended **** Audiences at the Marriott Theatre are cheering for “Evita”. Although the production is a little understated over all, I had a tiny tear in my eye at the end – even though I’ve seen “Evita” many times. Hannah Corneau seemed a little young for the part, but she really does have the pipes for “Evita”. By the way, since the part is so vocally challenging, Samantha Pauly will play Eva at certain performances. I give “Evita” 4 Spotlights.
“Evita” runs through June 5th at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Running time is 2 hours, 30 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:00 pm and 8:00 pm; Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00; Saturdays at 4:30 and 8:00; and Sundays at 1:00 and 5:00; with 1:00 matinees on select Thursdays. Tickets range from $50-$55. Parking is free. FYI (847) 634-0100, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
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