Katie Hart returns home to the Valley as understudy for ‘Evita’

Local actress Katie Hart recently returned home as an understudy to play Evita in a matinee  on Broadway at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W. Adams Street in Phoenix.

According to a press release, the hometown starlet’s journey to fame is much like the character, Eva Perón, who she was set to portray at the Orpheum, March 1-3.

Valley native, Katie Hart as Evita. (Submitted photo)

The musical featuring lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, follows Evita during her rise to become a well-loved Argentinian first lady; while infusing Latin music, pop, jazz and musical theatre, according to a release.

Ms. Hart, who has had the opportunity to play the lead in previous shows, has performed at Greasepaint Theater, Valley Youth Theater, Gammage and more, noted the release.

At 17 years old, she was awarded the best actress honor in the Valley, before attending Webster University for an arts degree and following her dreams in New York, the release detailed.

She overcame obstacles but persisted until she got one of her first breaks at the age of 30, the release added.

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