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Broadway's Carter Calvert Returns To Algonquin Arts Theatre In Evita

November 4, 2013

Fastest Selling Algonquin Arts Theatre Production in History Features Seven Performances of Hit Broadway Musical Run Through November 17



Algonquin Arts Theatre

Dates & Times:
Friday, November 8, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 9, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 10, 3 p.m.
Friday, November 15, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 16, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 17, 3 p.m.

Algonquin Arts Theatre
173 Main Street, Manasquan, N.J., 08736

Adults: $29
Seniors: $26
Students: $18
Group rates available for 10 or more.
Individual tickets subject to $2 per ticket processing fee.

To Purchase or for Information:
732-528-9211 or

After delighting audiences with her portrayal of Patsy Cline in January, Carter Calvert returns to Algonquin Arts Theatre to star as Eva Peron in Evita. (Courtesy of Carter Calvert)

MANASQUAN, N.J. (November 4, 2013) - Evita, the fastest selling Algonquin Arts Theatre production ever, opens Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m. for a seven performance run through Sunday, November 17.

Broadway's Carter Calvert returns to star as Eva Peron in the legendary tale of Argentina's most famous first lady with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice that includes the iconic "Don't Cry For Me, Argentina" and "You Must Love Me," which won an Oscar for best original song as part of the 1996 film of the same name.

Other leads include Jerome Doerger of New York City as Che, Jan Topoleski of Brick as Juan Peron, Ruben Castillo of Brick as Migaldi and Emma Ferrie of Point Pleasant as Peron's Mistress.

Investors Bank Spring Lake Branch sponsors the production which is directed by Jayme McDaniel and is set in Buenos Aires between 1934-1952.

The company includes Alicia Dishon, Ali Gleason, Melissa Hunt, Nicholas Kaminski, Tom Kellegher, Carly Kerr, Evan Krung, Jessica O'Brien, Jeffrey O'Neill, Eric Oliver, Kaitlyn Olsen, Jason Piskiel, Anthony Preuster, Sara Ruane, Becky Stromberg, Julia Sun and Laura Beth Wonsala. The youth ensemble includes Maya Jacoby, Shane Kirchner, Jillian Moran, Kara Robertelli, Sebastian Sanchez, Jacqueline Smith, Tommy Taylor, Bodhi Van Lieu and Isabella Van Lieu.

Ballroom dancers Tina Simon and Luciano Catelli of Ballroom, Etc., Dance Studio in Sea Girt are featured in the production.

Both Sunday matinees have sold out and a sellout is anticipated for each performance by the time the curtain goes up. The best availability remains for opening night, Friday, November 8 at 8 p.m., and for a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, Nov. 16.

Tickets are on sale at, by calling 732-528-9211 or stopping by the Box Office at 173 Main Street in Manasquan from 12-6 p.m. on weekdays and 12-4 on Saturdays. Regular tickets are available for $29 for adults, $26 for seniors and $18 for students. Premium tickets - the first 12 rows of the orchestra center section - have sold out. A $2 processing fee will be applied to each ticket. Groups of 10 or more are eligible for discounted rates.

At 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, author Annamaria Alfieri will be on hand in the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Studio to prior to provide historical context about Buenos Aires and Eva Peron in the 1930s and 1940s. Alfieri's novel, "Blood Tango: A Mystery," is also set during the most dramatic and tumultuous period in Argentina's history. The event is free with a ticket to any performance of Evita. The book will be available for sale at the event and at all performances of Evita.

Eva Peron, known affectionately as Evita, was driven by ambition and blessed with charisma. She was a starlet at 22, the president's mistress at 24, First Lady at 27, and dead at 33. "Saint to the working-class, reviled by the aristocracy and mistrusted by the military," Eva Peron was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, Evita creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.

Evita debuted on Broadway in 1979, winning Tony's for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book after opening one year prior on London's West End. Patti LuPone, as Eva, and Mandy Patinkin, as Che, won Tony's for Best Lead Actress in a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical. In 1996, Madonna and Antonio Banderas starred in a film adaptation of the production. A 2012 Broadway revival ran for 337 performances and brought the story back into the limelight featuring Ricky Martin as Che.

About Algonquin Arts Theatre:
Algonquin Arts Theatre (AAT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1992 with the mission to provide cultural enhancement and arts education to all audiences at the Jersey Shore through high-quality performances and programs in theatre, music, film and dance. The end goal is to foster appreciation of the arts and promote lifelong learning, particularly among underserved audiences including the economically disadvantaged, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.

Algonquin Arts Theatre's programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts / Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; by funds from the Paul F. Zito, M.D. Educational Foundation, by Simon Kaufman, Esq. & Maria Zito-Kaufman and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.

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