EVITA THE MUSICAL COMES TO THE COLONY THEATER New World School of the Arts college music theater program will present the award-winning musical Evita, one of the most successful productions by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Directed by NWSA theater faculty James Randolph, the musical highlights the talents of music theater college juniors and seniors and the orchestra students from the NWSA music division, led by Jeff Hess, Musical Director of the show.
"This show is as relevant as it ever was," points out Randolph. "There is tremendous upheaval in all continents of the world and many cultures and nations are looking for someone to provide answers. The need for social justice, change and human rights are as imperative as anytime in human history. As a musical theatre performance, Evita is important because the South Florida community has such a large community of people from the Caribbean and South America; it is the crossroads of the South American world and the long term effects both good and bad, of Eva Peron and her influence are still ever present today.”
About the NWSA Theater program: Theater and music theater students at NWSA hone their craft through acting technique, movement and speech classes, focusing on fundamentals of physical and emotional preparation. With performance at its core, training is based on the classical texts and the principles of drama as well as practical incursions into the contemporary and experimental edges of theater. Consequently, alumni are found performing onstage nationally and internationally and their talent and vision are recognized and highly regarded in the industry.
New World School of the Arts was created by the Florida Legislature as a center of excellence in the performing and visual arts. It is an educational partnership of Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Miami Dade College and the University of Florida.