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.. Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, August 7, 1997 AA1 "Evita," electrifying by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer Don't let prejudice against the leading lady in this film deny you the excitement of experiencing "Evita." It is truly an excellent production of this Weber and Rice opera. Yes, in spite of all the cinematic grandeur that was put into this production it is still an opera. If you are one of those tone-deaf individuals who can't stomach musical movies, see it anyway. If for nothing else, see it for the splendor and history of Argentina. There is no question that Madonna was right for the title role. She brings life to the music, which in turn fills her characterization with energy. Jonathan Pryce as Juan Peron matches her as much as the script will let him, but in the end it is her story. Che as performed by Antonio Banderas was the one troubling performance. In the original stage production, Che is not only narrator and conscience to Evita, he is also the voice of the revolution of the working class. In this production his revolutionary role is so down played that it is almost nonexistent. This leaves him with a disjointed character appearing as nothing more than a nemesis to Evita. While he is capable of matching Madonna's role, the script writers could have clarified his function in the story and made it easier on everyone. What is also significant about thi s production is that even though it is basically the story of minor political figure in a second world country, you care about these people. For an evening of solid entertainment, turn the reruns off and rent "Evita." f I I I.  at I(,O0 G. Va Vacilon 2. [vtta 7. Ah,olu'ro Por 3. n,l hr . ;cram I I GrumDvs v]/:Eo" -' 9;30aim- URT 500 t. . S72 Pahrump, NV 727-5010 I I Ill Ill Illll ' =REE BLACK, ACK "'OURHAMEN" EVERY SUi'ID,@Y AFTEROOPI at 2 p.m. (sign ups at 1:30 p.m) $100 GUARAHTEED PRIZE MOHEY $10 RE-BUYS (one time only)ALL PRIZE MOHEY WILL BE DIVIDED AMOHG TOP THREE PLAYERS. p.m. to mid ,t (Four lobster tails only $14.95) A feast from e sea featuring lobster, crab, shrimp, scallops, clams and delicious fresh fish. A slice of juicy prime rib as a bonus Reservations requested wtkli  1,1NI IM J I $I& RV PARK SUMMER SPECIAL: $10 per night w/full hook-ups through August 28, 1997 Join us for a delicious Sunday Champagne Brunch $6.50, ids 1/2 price. 11 a.m. to 2 ).m. Starting Sept. 11997 price will be $7.95 BEEF WELLINGTON COMPLETE DINNER only $10.95 per person with "all you can eat" Salad Bar, Dessert included, (Saturday night only,) Stateline 373 * Amargosa Valley, Nevada 89020 702-372-1777 Fax 702-372-1280 II I Ill Illl