November 14, 2010.By Broadway World News Desk. Theater Latté Da is pleased to announce that Evita, which opens this Saturday, October 2 and was originally scheduled to close on October 31st will be extended two weeks to November 14 due to high demand for tickets. This production at the Ordway Center’s McKnight Theatre has already broken all previous box office records for Theater Latté Da.
“As we worked through the casting, design and rehearsal process, it became clear that we have an incredibly bold and exciting production.” Said Peter Rothstein, artistic director. “It’s thrilling to see such anticipation from the Twin Cities audience.”
The production is led by Peter Rothstein, director; Denise Prosek, music director; and Michael Matthew Ferrell, choreographer. The design team includes scenic designer Rick Polenek (Theater Latté Da’s The Full Monty); costume deigner Rich Hamson (Theater Latté Da’s Gypsy and Floyd Collins); and lighting designer Paul Whitaker, making his Theater Latté Da debut.
The role of Eva Perón will be played by Zoe Pappas who has been seen in several productions at the Ordway Center (Beauty and the Beast, Grey Gardens) and Chanhassen Dinner Theaters (Footloose, Les Miserables, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, The Producers, Grease). Evita marks Pappas’ third production with Theater Latté Da (Floyd Collins, A Man of No Importance). Playing the role of Che will be newcomer Jared Oxborough who was recently in Footloose! The Musical at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters and Beauty and the Beast at Ordway Center. Kevin Leines will play Juan Perón, and has been seen in several productions at Bloomington Civic Theatre (Man of La Mancha, A Little Night Music, Funny Girl). Paul Coate will play Augustin Magaldi and was in Theater Latté Da’s The Full Monty last fall. Jessica Fredrickson plays the Mistress and most recently was in Bloomington Civic Theatre’s Light in the Piazza.
Added Performances: Thursday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 5 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 7 at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 10 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 12 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 13 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, November 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets for Evita are available for $23-$39 and are on sale now at www.ordway.org or by calling 651.224.4222. Group discounts are also available.
About Theater Latté Da: Theater Latté Da is a Twin Cities musical theater company recognized for its ability to connect artists, audiences and communities through diverse stories that are both entertaining and enlightening. The company seeks to create new connections between story, music, artists and audience by exploring and expanding the art of musical theater. For more information, please visit our website at www.latteda.org.
Support for the production of Evita is provided by St. Paul Cultural Star Funds from the City of St. Paul.