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"Evita" To Debut With "Pay What You Can" Performance

Olivia Rutigliano

Bay Street Theater and the Sag Harbor Center for the Arts' final Mainstage Production of the summer season will feature the revival of a classic musical, Evita.

The production, directed by Will Pomerantz and choreographed by Marcos Santana, with original lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will run from Monday, July 31 through Sunday, August 26.

In this revival of the iconic story of Eva Peron, Bay Street Theater offers its signature treatment of a large scale musical in an intimate setting. The classic score will feature some of Webber's and Rice's biggest hits including, Don't Cry For Me Argentina, High Flying, Adored, and Another Suitcase in Another Hall.

Evita stars Arianna Rosario (On Your Feet, Cats, West Side Story) as Eva Perón, Trent Saunders (Aladdin, American Idiot Tour) as Che, Omar Lopez-Cepero (On Your Feet, American Idiot, American Idol Finalist) as Perón, Kyle Barisich (The Phantom of the Opera, Bay Street's My Fair Lady) as Magaldi, and Gabi Campo (The Prom on Broadway - upcoming) as The Mistress. Ensemble members include, Julian Alvarez, Edgar Cavazos, Lauren Csete, Elisa Galindez, Juan Guillen, Jose Ozuna, Dakota Quackenbush, and Carolina Santos Read and Danelle Rivera.

Creative team members include Aaron Jodoin (Music Supervisor), Anna Louizos (Set Designer), Mike Billings (Lighting Designer), Lindsay Davis (Costume Designer), Jon Weston (Sound Designer), Andrew Diaz (Prop Designer),Robert Bennett (Production Stage Manager), Denise Yaney (Assistant Stage Manager), and Stewart/Whitley (Casting).

"Ever since joining Bay Street as Artistic Director, I have dreamt of bringing the brilliant musical Evita to our stage. So, the summer of 2018 is truly a dream come true for me!" noted Bay Street Theater Artistic Director Scott Schwartz. "In Will Pomerantz and Marcos Santana's dance-filled, visionary new production, the audience will be transported to a gritty Argentinean tango club where they will get closer to the iconic characters and beloved score than ever before. With a dazzling cast and first class design team, I know Evita will be a thrilling theatrical event unlike any we've presented before."

"Talkback Tuesdays" with members of the case will be held on Tuesday, August 7, Tuesday, August 14, and Tuesday, August 21 following, the performances.

After the weekend evening performances on Saturday, August 11, Sunday, August 12, Saturday, August 18, Sunday, August 19, Saturday, August 25, and Sunday, August 26, guests are invited to stay for a sing-a-long night in the theater lobby.

Special ticket offers for these performances include, "$30 under 30", which offers $30 tickets to individuals under 30 years old (sponsored by Corcoran), and "$20 under 20", which offers $20 tickets to individuals under 20 years old. Bay Street Theater also offers Free Student tickets for all Sunday matinee performances.

The theater will host a "Pay What You Can" performance of Evita on July 31 at 7 p.m., sponsored by Sotheby's International Realty. Previews of Evita are July 31 through August 3, which are sponsored by Peconic Landing.

On Sunday, August 19, Bay Street invites members of its LGBTQ audience to the 2 p.m. performance, followed by a special after party.

Bay Street Theater is located at 1 Bay Street in Sag Harbor. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500.

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