• Queen Elizabeth Theatre (map)
  • 650 Hamilton St
  • Vancouver, BC, V6B 5N6
  • Canada


Approximate Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, including 1 intermission.

Winner of 7 Tony Awards™ including Best Musical, Evita is the story of the charismatic and controversial Eva Perón, whose beauty and ambition vaulted her from poverty to power as the First Lady of Argentina.

Set in the politically turbulent 1930s and 1940s, Evita follows Eva’s remarkable journey from small-town slums to the tango clubs of Buenos Aires, through a career in B movies, and to the presidential palace on the arm of her new husband, General Juan Perón. Fearlessly aggressive in defending the rights of workers and the poor, Eva attracted the wrath of the aristocracy and the universal love of the people. Her legend lives on, decades after her death in 1952 at age 33, even as her role in Argentina’s history is revealed with increasing clarity as time goes on.

We are proud to present a full-scale production of this modern classic of musical theatre. Lloyd Webber artfully drew on choral forms, Latinate rhythms and contemporary ballads to create a compelling work. “No composer since Puccini has managed to write tunes that adhere so insistently to the memory,” said The New York Times.

Directed by Kelly Robinson