4 Reasons to See ‘Evita’ at Skylight Music Theatre

The musical is running now through Feb. 19.

EVITA OPENED AT SKYLIGHT MUSIC THATRE last Friday, and it runs through Feb. 19. The musical follows the life of Eva Duarte, a woman who went from being in poverty to becoming the powerful and beloved wife of Argentinian President Juan Perón. Here are four reasons to go see the show:

1. The Tango

From the moment the lights went up at the beginning of the show, the tango performances from Mariano Logiudice and Guillermina Quiroga were incredibly special. Their dances illustrated the emotions felt throughout the show and were a joy to watch. I had chills every time the dancers took the stage. 

Mariano Logiudice and Guillermina Quiroga in Skylight Music Theatre’s production of Evita; Photo by Mark Frohna




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2. Rána Roman’s Performance as Eva

Milwaukee Magazine profiled Rána Roman in our Spring Arts Guide this year, and even if you hadn’t read that this was her “dream role,” you’d be able to tell watching her on stage. Her acting, singing and overall stage presence carried the show. My personal favorite performance of hers was the intense and beautiful song “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” at the beginning of act two. 

Rána Roman in Skylight Music Theatre’s Evita; Photo by Mark Frohna

3. The Women Power

I love a show about a strong woman, and this one certainly was. Evita worked her way from poverty to being one of the most influential and powerful women in Argentina and the world. 

Rána Roman (center, floral dress) and the cast of Skylight Music Theatre’s
production of Evita; Photo by Mark Frohna

4. The Costumes

Some of the costumes were simple, yet intentional. Others were bold and stood out. The pink power suit (and matching hat!) Evita wore as she traveled around the world made her look empowered and strong. Also, the tango costumes were just gorgeous. They created a beautiful visual as the dancers moved across the stage. 

Andrew Varela (left, front) Rána Roman (center, front), Richard Bermudez (right, front) and the cast of Skylight Music Theatre’s production of Evita; Photo by Mark Frohna



Brianna Schubert is the associate digital editor and writes about art, culture and more at Milwaukee Magazine. When she’s not writing/editing, she’s likely reading (follow her book reviews on Instagram at @read_with_bee), cooking or listening to Taylor Swift.