The best we can say about Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber is that when he writes about real people (rather than, say, cats, rollerskating choo-choo trains, or creepy fictional guys who live under opera houses), he creates quite moving musical theater scores. And despite accusations that Evita contains historical inaccuracies about its title character -- popular, activist wife of former Argentine president Juan Perón -- it also contains as much mid-century Argentine history as most of us will ever assimilate. Even if you’ve never seen the show, surely you’ve heard at least a few bars of “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” which has been covered by everyone from Karen Carpenter (!) to Sinéad O'Connor.
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Through Sunday, December 8, wallow in the current Evita tour, based on 2012’s Broadway revival, at Tempe’s Gammage Auditorium, 1200 South Forest Avenue. Wednesday, December 4’s curtain is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 to $74 at www.ticketmaster.com or 480-965-3434.
Dec. 3-7, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 8, 1 & 6:30 p.m., 2013