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DPAC’s “Evita” Takes an In-Depth Look at One of Argentina’s Most Beloved Public Figures

In the first new Broadway production of the play in over thirty years, this version provides even more insight into Evita’s (as Peron is known) fascinating life.

Caroline Bowman is luminous as Argentina's First Lady Eva Duarte de Perón (photo by Richard Termine)

The 2014 Tour Stars of “Evita” at DPAC, in Some Ways, Outshine Previous Luminaries in Those Roles

When a show has been stunning audiences for more than 35 years with music so recognizable that people hum the main tunes in the shower, and the brightest stars on Broadway have blown audiences away with their performances

The tour cast of "Evita" includes Sean MacLaughlin as Juan Perón and Caroline Bowman as Eva Perón (photo by Richard Termine)

Caroline Bowman and Josh Young Star as Eva Duarte de Perón and Ché in “Evita” on March 11-16 at DPAC

The First National Tour of the 2012 Broadway revival of Baron Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice’s 1978 West End and 1979 Broadway blockbuster musical, Evita, will perform in the magnificent 2,700-seat Durham Performing Arts Center for eight performances on March 11-16.

Christian Marriner Steals the Show as Lord Farquaad in “Shrek the Musical” at Memorial Auditorium

Thanks to a pixilated prologue briefly depicting Shrek the seven-year-old ogre’s banishment to the swamp and Far, Far Away Princess Fiona’s exile to a remote castle guarded by a fire-breathing Dragon, fans of the 2001 Academy Award®-winning animated film “Shrek” and Broadway Series South and North Carolina Theatre patrons who have never seen the DreamWorks movie can enjoy “Shrek the Musical” equally, with its whimsical musical staging by NETworks Presentations, LLC national tour director Stephen Sposito and choreographer Chris Bailey.

The current national tour of "Shrek the Musical" stars Perry Sook as Shrek, Jeremy Gaston as Donkey, and Whitney Winfield as Princess Fiona (photo by LvR / paparazzibyappointment)

The Triangle Gets a Make-Ogre: “Shrek the Musical” Plays Raleigh Memorial Auditorium Nov. 27-Dec. 2

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre are hosting a deluxe encore presentation of the Tony Award®-winning 2008 fractured fairy tale, “Shrek the Musical,” based on the 2001 Academy Award®-winning animated movie “Shrek,” on Nov. 27-Dec. 2 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. (“Shrek” made its Triangle debut on April 5-10, 2011 at the Durham Performing Arts Center.)