When Evita tangos onto the Lyric Opera House stage this week, listen closely to the creaking of those venerable floorboards. You just might hear the 113-year-old institution quick-stepping into the future.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1979 musical blockbuster will be at the Lyric for only three performances, but this show represents a new course for the venue, because it was selected by the theater's staff instead of by an outside promoter.
If you go Evita will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday at the Lyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets are $45-$65. Call 410-547-7328 or go to ticketmaster.com.