Behind every man is a strong woman -- but only the strongest are portrayed by Madonna in the film version of their lives. Eva Peron was just such a woman. Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber crafted the true story of Argentina's famous first lady into the blockbuster musical Evita
, which lauds Peron's compassion for the poor while also touching on her unbridled ambition. Caroline Bowman stars as the tragic heroine who lived and loved a lifetime in her 33 years, with Sean MacLaughlin as her dictatorial husband Juan in Evita
at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; 314-534-1111 or www.fabulousfox.com
). Performances take place Tuesday through Sunday (October 8 through 20), and tickets are $25 to $85.
Tuesdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 8. Continues through Oct. 20, 2013