EVITA Opens tonight at Fair Park

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award winning musical opens at Fair Park tonight! My husband got our tickets for this performance at Christmas. I know it will be amazing – Perfect for a Dallas date night! The show opens tonight, April 15th running through April 27th at Music Hall in Fair Park.  You can get your tickets on the Dallas Summer Musicals website.Evita 1

Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. 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. 

EVITA tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.”  Don’t miss the stunning new production of EVITA, directed by MICHAEL GRANDAGE and choreographed by ROB ASHFORD, that Channel 4 New York calls “THE HOTTEST TICKET IN TOWN!”

Evita cast

The New York Times-“NO COMPOSER SINCE PUCCINI HAS MANAGED TO WRITE TUNES THAT ADHERE SO INSISTENTLY TO THE MEMORY. And this production accords EVITA the kind of respect usually reserved for Verdi and Wagner.”

The Wizard of OZ – Dallas Summer Musicals

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The Wizard of OZ is a favorite around here and soon we will be going to see it on stage! THE WIZARD OF OZ is being presented by Dallas Summer Musicals now until March 30 at Music Hall at Fair Park. Get your tickets here!

“We’re off to see….” the most magical adventure of them all. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new production of The Wizard of Oz is an enchanting adaptation of the all-time classic, for the stage.

Developed from the ever popular MGM screenplay, this new production contains all the beloved songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, all the favorite characters and iconic moments, plus a few surprises along the way, including new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Click your heels together and join Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Dorothy and her little dog Toto, as they journey through the magical land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts’ desires. Watch out for the Wicked Witch of the West and her winged monkeys as you rediscover the real story of Oz in this fantastic musical treat for all the family.

Fun Facts about the Show: 

  • THE WIZARD OF OZ is Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 18th musical.
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ was Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s first production together in three decades.
  • In the original film, the song “Over the Rainbow” was ranked #1 by the American Film Institute in 2004 on the 100 Greatest Songs in American Films list.
  • The name for Oz was thought up when the creator, L. Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence “Oz.”
  • The song “Over the Rainbow” was nearly cut from THE WIZARD OF OZ because it studio executives thought it slowed down the show.
  • In the original Wizard of Oz novel, Dorothy wore silver slippers.