CLARK — “Don’t Cry for Me, Argentina,” the famous, haunting ballad sung by Eva Peron in “Evita” will be heard in the Arthur L. Johnson auditorium as the school’s drama students proudly present the popular musical later this month.
“Evita” follows the life of the controversial First Lady of Argentina from her roots as a child of illegitimacy, to her “questionable” rise to radio and B-movie stardom, to becoming one of the most charismatic and influential women of the 20th century. Her story, presented through the lyrics of Tim Rice and music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, is told entirely through song and blends Latin, jazz, and pop influences.
Director Peter Nevargic is proud of his talented cast as they tackle this challenging and dynamic musical masterpiece. “These students have been working overtime to give theater-goers a unique and memorable theatrical experience, the likes of which have never been seen before on the ALJ stage,” he said.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. There will be three shows, on March 22, 23 and 24 at 7 p.m. each night. Arthur L. Johnson High School is located at 365 Westfield Avenue in Clark.
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