First Baptist Church presents 'Evita' beginning April 8
The Happy Ending Lyric Players (HELP) will perform the musical “Evita” in the Gothic sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland, 3630 Fairmount Blvd., April 8–17.
With this production, HELP is celebrating 40 years of producing exceptional theater, including Broadway musicals, opera, drama and comedy. The group was founded on the assumption that within the church congregation, and the surrounding communities, there was talent just waiting for an opportunity to shine on stage. All HELP activities are based at First Baptist Church.
For “Evita,” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, HELP is teaming up with Cleveland Heights resident Robert Schneider, musical director, and Kelly Davidson, choreographer.
Performances begin on April 8, at 8 p.m., with a 40th anniversary celebration dinner planned for 6:30 p.m. that evening, prior to the performance. Other performance dates and times are 8 p.m., April 9, 15 and 16; 2 p.m., April 10; and 7 p.m., April 13.
General seating tickets are $17 for adults; $14 for students and seniors. Preferred seating tickets (closer to the stage) are $22 for adults; $19 for students and seniors. VIP tickets are also available.
Visit www.firstbaptistcleveland.org for more information, and to purchase tickets, or contact Jeff Gordon at 216-932-7480, ext. 23. To reserve a seat for the April 8 anniversary dinner, contact Kelley Pernicone at 216-392-1255.
G. Michael Skerritt
G. Michael Skerritt is one of the founders of HELP, and directs its production of “Evita.”