PHOTO CALL: Evita, with Murney, Kunze and Blanks, at Sacramento's Music Circus

News   PHOTO CALL: Evita, with Murney, Kunze and Blanks, at Sacramento's Music Circus California Music Circus' summer staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Evita begins its eight-performance run at Sacramento's Wells Fargo Pavilion Aug. 12.
Julia Murney as Eva Peron
Julia Murney as Eva Peron Photo by Charr Crail

Helmed by director Glenn Casale, the production features Julia Murney taking on the title role originated in London by Elaine Paige and on Broadway by Patti LuPone. Following a run as Elphaba in Broadway's Wicked, Murney most recently appeared on the New York stage in the premiere of the new musical Saved at Playwrights Horizons. Murney is joined onstage by Eric Kunze Whistle Down the Wind tour) as Che, Scott Blanks as Juan Peron, Philip Michael Baskerville as Magaldi and Kari Yancy as Peron's Mistress.

The ensemble comprises Kim Arnett, Ann Cooley, Elizabeth Loren Earley, Angelina Holliman, Carolanne Marano, Rayne Marcus, Christy Morton, Michael Ramey, Freddy Ramirez, Brett Rigby, Christine Rowan, Joseph Sark, Christopher Saunders, Rocklin Thompson and Maurice Whitfield.

Tickets and information may be found at www.SacramentoMusicCircus.com

Here is a first look at the production, which runs through Aug. 17:

Eric Kunze (right) as Che, Scott Blanks (seated) as Juan Peron, Joseph Sark and Brett Rigby (background)
Scott Blanks as Juan Peron
Julia Murney as Eva Peron
Scott Blanks as Juan Peron, Julia Murney as Eva Peron and Eric Kunze as Che
Scott Blanks as Juan Peron, Julia Murney as Eva Peron and Eric Kunze as Che

Photos by Charr Crail