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‘Evita’ playing now with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Candlelight Pavilion is presenting “Evita” now through June 28. Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the musical follows Eva Perón’s journey from poverty and obscurity to status as Argentina’s First Lady.

Perón used her smarts and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world— while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic.

The Tony Award winning production features some of theater’s most unforgettable songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” and “High Flying, Adored.”

Performances are held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, with dinner seating and 6 p.m. and curtain at 8 p.m. There are also Saturday and Sunday matinees, with luncheon seating at 11 a.m. and curtain at 12:45 p.m., as well as an evening performance on Sunday with dinner seating at 5 p.m. and curtain at 7 p.m.

Admission is $64 to $73 per person on Thursday through Sunday evenings and $58 to $65 per person for Saturday and Sunday matinees. Tickets for kids ages 12 and younger are $30 to $35. Tickets include meal and show.

 Tickets can be purchased from the Candlelight Pavilion Box Office, 455 W. Foothill Blvd. in Claremont, or online at www.candlelightpavilion.com. For tickets and information, call (909) 626-1254 ext. 1.

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