music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
lyrics and Book by Tim Rice
Produced by Bay Street Theater
Sag Harbor, NY
direction: Will Pomerantz
choreography: Marcos Santana
music supervision: Aaron Jodoin
music direction: Camille Johnson
sets: Anna Louizos
lighting: Mike Billings
costumes: Lindsay Davis
sound: Jon Weston
props: Andrew Diaz
stage manager: Robert Bennett, Denise Yaney
"Marvelous. In fact, it was so good that when it finishes its extended run on September 2nd, producers should think about moving the whole show with its 15 or so performers to an off-Broadway house (or even a Broadway theater) where it could run for a long time.”
“What’s really key here is the staging done by the director Will Pomerantz. He has flawlessly put the scenes and musical numbers together. To be able to put together a show of this magnitude on a pint-sized stage is truly amazing.”
“If you are out here go see this show. It certainly is the best production the Bay Street producers have ever brought us."
"Ambitious – and a little risky. That’s what I thought when I heard Bay Street Theater was bringing to its intimate stage the megahit Evita.”
“But director, Will Pomerantz, was ready with an out-of-the-box twist – one that gives the show a deeper resonance and emotional underpinning in telling the well known story….”
“The hard-working, tight cast of 14 are in constant motion with Marcos Santana’s tango-based choreography.
"Broadway habitués summering in the Hamptons need not leave the beach. Evita is being staged with skillful inventiveness and quicksilver fluency at Bay Street Theater….”
“A high-caliber production....”
“There is so much to admire in Bay Street’s production… beautifully evokes the smoky romance of a sultry Buenos Aires tango bar….
The East Hampton Star
“Although the rock opera is four decades old, Will Pomerantz, an immensely talented and innovative director performs his magic, and voila! – Bay Street's revival seems fresh and relevant.”
“Hauntingly mesmerizing… sensational staging, high-energy choreography, combined with a live orchestra and powerful vocals all add up to a musical megahit."
"A thought-provoking and intimate restaging of Hal Prince's original production.”
The East Hampton Patch
"The thrilling revival of Evita, the classic biography of Eva Peron with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, soars through the rafters at Bay Street with a luminous staging by Will Pomerantz…. He impeccably incorporates every element into a visually lush evening that scores emotionally as well as musically.”
“A dance-filled, visionary new production….
"The show had so much fizz and spritz, it was as if director Will Pomerantz opened a magnum of Dom Pérignon and an effulgence of exuberance popped out and sprinkled on every seat in the house. It’s that fabulous.”
“Incredibly polished, with electric excitement ricocheting off the walls.”
“With stunning single set of a seedy tango bar, chainsaw-quick costume changes with spectacular costuming… this is one helluva show, not to be missed."
"You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know when you are with an audience really digging a show. The applause is more loudly enthusiastic than polite, the energy in the room is electric. What I just described was the feeling I had at Bay Street Theater while watching the official opening night of the musical revival of Evita.”
“The show is a wonderful, magical, musical experience. Perhaps the best musical production in the Hamptons ever.”
“This cast of actors not only does homage to the original Broadway show, which I actually saw, but in some ways surpasses it.”
“Go see the revival of Evita at the Bay Street Theater. This production is a must see!
"Bay Street Theater’s Evita is a triumphant success. The show’s opening night performance received booming applause and a standing ovation for this beautiful rendition of a cherished classic."
“Whether you’re a long-time fan or are just learning about this musical now, this is an adaption that’s not to be missed.”
“Director Will Pomerantz and Choreographer Marcos Santana masterfully infused every nook of the stage with life….”
“Seeing this complicated history told in such fun and clever ways keeps the audience entirely enthralled from start to finish."
"A thrilling production of the Tony-winning musical, Evita, under the clever direction of Will Pomerantz....”
“I know it may seem that productions of this show are a dime-a-dozen… but this particular production should not be missed.”
“Bay Street has has a hit with their superb vision of Evita… a delightful night of theater."