The Saskatoon Fireside Singers present Evita
| May 15 & 16, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Audiences will be swept up in the drama, pageantry and passion of this spectacular musical production, brought to life by an all-star Fireside cast lead by veterans Madison McLean, Trevor Wingerter, Sean Brandt, Jordie Hughton and Nicole Wingerter.
Featuring rock-opera music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and brilliant lyrics from Tim Rice, EVITA is the colourful story of Eva Duarte. From humble beginnings as an impoverished, illegitimate child, Eva refused to accept a destiny in Argentina’s slums. Dreaming of adventure in the big city, Eva’s beauty, charm and talent helped her to rise above crippling poverty and eventually become Argentina’s First Lady - Evita Perón.
An international celebrity, Evita was a beloved beacon of hope for the Argentine people. But was she a saint, motivated to serve the people who brought her to power? Or, was her true identity a masterful actress and cunning strategist who desired her own fame and fortune?
Actress, philanthropist, diva, political operative, heroine - the audience will decide.
Lead by Artistic Director Marilyn Whitehead, Orchestral Director Bonnie Nicholson, Choreographer Kelsey Stone and Stage Director Albert Couture, join over 75 local talents and be transported to Argentina through song and dance in the story of Eva Perón.
About the Saskatoon Fireside Singers
For 46 years, Marilyn Whitehead’s Fireside Singers have delighted audiences, inspiring a love and appreciation for music. The group’s powerful performances draw on a diverse repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary, all brought to life through sensitive, flawless musicianship. The Fireside Singers feature students both past and present of Marilyn Whitehead’s private studio, as well as talented vocalists training with accomplished colleagues. The group frequently showcases outstanding homegrown soloists and instrumentalists, many of whom have achieved international recognition for their artistry.
Perhaps best known for their annual Christmas Memories concerts, the Fireside Singers have drawn national recognition and praise, achieving first place honours on five occasions at National Music Festival Competitions. The talented group has produced 11 full-scale Broadway musicals including Aida, Children of Eden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Wizard of Oz, Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Les Miserables, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.