Sophistication, Romance & Politics Combine to Give UA Arizona Repertory Theatre Audiences a Powerful Production of EVITA


CONTACT: Lisa Pierce, Director of Marketing & Development • 520-626-2686 •
The University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television

Approximate run time: 105 minutes • 15-minute intermission • Danny Gurwin, Director • 520-621-7504 •

Media Photo Call: Thursday, March 30, 2017 4:30 pm in the Tornabene Theatre

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Tucson, AZ – April 1, 2017

TUCSON, AZ – As director of Arizona Repertory Theatre’s production of EVITA, Danny Gurwin said audience members should be moved when they experience the fresh, innovative approach that he has in store.

“I hope it will be a sophisticated, powerful, political, and very romantic production,” Gurwin said.

Most people who have seen this production elsewhere will likely come to the theatre with a preconceived notion of what their experience will be like, but Gurwin has a history for making older productions seem fresh again – without changing the integrity of the story – which is hard to finesse.

Experience passion and seduction in this seven-time, Tony Award-winning musical story about Eva Perón, who made a meteoric climb from the slums of Argentina to her role as beloved First Lady at the age of 27.

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Dates & Times:

Previews:  Apr 9 at 1:30pm, Apr 10 at 7:30pm

Evenings:  Apr 12 – 15, Apr 20 – 22, Apr 28 – 29 at 7:30pm

Matinees:  Apr 16, Apr 22 – 23, Apr 30 at 1:30pm


Place: Tornabene Theatre on the UA campus located near the SE corner of Park Avenue and Speedway Boulevard.

Cost/Admission: Regular $31, Senior/UA Employee/Military $29, Student $15, Preview $20, Alumni discount $6 off qualifying rate | Deeper discounts apply to groups (other than students) numbering 10+. UA Student Rush 30 minutes before each performance is $10 cash only for available seats (must show CatCard).

Ticket Information: UA Fine Arts Box Office, (520) 621-1162

12p-4p | M-F | or

Parking:  Park Avenue Garage, located on Park Avenue just north of Speedway Blvd. Pre-paid parking is available for weekday evening performances. Saturday and Sunday there is no charge to park.  If you have special needs for parking, please call UA Parking & Transportation Services at (520) 621-3550.

Media Contact: Lisa Pierce, (520) 626-2686,

Production Sponsor: The Jacqueline Anne Morris Memorial Foundation

Season Sponsor: Chapman Automotive