Evita at Artscape

■ Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s seven-time Tony Award-winning musical Evita will be staged at the Artscape Opera House from Saturday December 2 to Sunday January 7. Evita charts the rags-to-riches rise of the First Lady of Argentina, who won the love of her country after marrying military leader-turned-president, Juan Peron. Set in Buenos Aires between 1934 and 1952, the musical follows Eva Duarte Peron on her passionate and tragic journey from her humble beginnings as a fatherless child to ambitious actress to the most powerful woman in Latin America – and, eventually, to a saint-like figure after her death from cancer at age 33. Tickets cost between R100 and R500. Book through Computicket or email mike@theatreonthebay.co.za for group bookings and charities.