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'Evita' takes the stage at the Straz

Caroline Bowman (Eva); Josh Young (Che) & Sean Maclaughlin (PerÃ3n) in the National Tour of “Evita” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber; the Tony Award®-winning musical directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford.

Photo by Richard Termine

Caroline Bowman (Eva); Josh Young (Che) & Sean Maclaughlin (PerÃ3n) in the National Tour of “Evita” by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber; the Tony Award®-winning musical directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford.

In the vault of iconic scenes from the stage, Eva Perón standing over the people, arms outstretched, singing Don't Cry for Me Argentina, ranks as high as her balcony. Evita, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical, comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts Tuesday through March 23. It tells the story of Perón, who rose from the slums of Argentina to become both a celebrated and embattled political leader. Performances are in Carol Morsani Hall, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $46.50-$92. (813) 229-7827. strazcenter.org.

Stephanie Hayes, Times performing arts critic

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