The award-winning show Evita is typically thought of as a musical with a single female lead, but not in director Trent Boyum’s mind.
Boyum has given three talented Minnetonka High School actresses—Claire DesLauriers, Kalli Anderson and Lauren Strauss—the opportunity to play Argentina’s strong-willed Eva Peron by breaking up each section of her life into different roles.
“I am kind of relating it to running a relay race,” Boyum says. “All three girls are going to contribute and help build one big character.”
The “one big character” is supported by a full ensemble of almost 60 Minnetonka High School students and 12 Minnetonka elementary school students, who, according to Boyum, are on stage nearly 80 percent of the show.
With “rock-opera” style music, a compelling storyline, stunning costumes and dazzling lights, the show is a theatrical masterpiece.