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Tear Jerker / Evita

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  • The long opening sequence of Evita ("Requiem for Evita"). Particularly impressive since Eva/Evita can be seen as almost a Villain Protagonist - it just wasn't that way to the people who loved her.
    • The opening scene of the play. Typically, when the people in the cinema hear that Eva is dead, they proceed to shout in grief.
  • The entire last quarter of the show. Combination sad music + sad lyrics + basically her dying.
  • "Eva's Final Broadcast", made especially sad by the faintness in Eva's voice and the way it begins to break near the end. "Don't cry for me, Argentina, the truth is, I shall not leave you. Though it may get harder for you to see me... I'm Argentina -- and always will be." It's tragically beautiful and beautifully tragic.
    • The Original Production was a gut punch with Eva holding onto people as she is too weak to stand, then the microphone is brought closer as she can't project.
  • The film version of "You Must Love Me" is another heart-wrencher especially as we see how her relationship with Peron has evolved. He honestly loves her for her and not what she could do for his career, and she feels the same way.
  • "Another Suitcase In Another Hall" It was pretty much a Big-Lipped Alligator Moment, but that girl just seems so tragic. Somehow made worse by the fact that we really know nothing about her, just that time and time again, she gets kicked out and is forced to wander until she finds someplace else to settle for what she knows perfectly well will only be a short time. Is there anyone that really cares about her?
    • The lyrics are pretty relatable for anyone who's gone through harsh times frequently during their lives and thinks that they never seem to catch a break. "You'll get by, you always have before", *sniff*.
      • In the New York City Center Production of 2019, Eva sings it with the Mistress as she gets her things together, meanwhile Eva's younger self (there were two Evas in this production), sings it as well with Suitcase, Eva has been there as much as she wants to ignore this young girl's plight, it's a painful how heartless she has become.
  • "This talk of death is chilling! Of course, you're not going to die..." Denial sets in for a moment for Peron. Even worse is that in Real Life, his previous wife died the exact same way, right down to the form of cancer. note  No wonder he went in denial, he must have seen his first wife all over again.
    • In the movie, Dices Are Rolling is mostly cut and instead of denying it Juan says it straight "You're dying".
  • "She Is A Diamond." Behold: "But on the other hand, she's all they have/She's a diamond in their dull grey lives/And that's the hardest kind of stone, it usually survives/And when you think about it, can you recall/The last time they loved anyone at all?"
  • Eva's deathbed. "I saw the light, and I was on my way." It manages to be tragic and triumphant.
    • "But remember, I was very young then, and a year was forever and a day..." Straight to the heart for anyone realizing that youthful sense of your life being all in front of you is gone for good.
    • The way Eva says her last line to the children she never had can be sometimes mournful but painful as well, depending on the choice of the actress. Elaine Paige howls in grief on the West End Recording. Patti Lu Pone is emotional. Others display weakness as life fades away.
    • But what happens after Eva dies extends the sadness. She is holding on to a group of men who are the embalmers. As she dies, they prepare her for Juan's final plan. Eva's body was preserved in a way that, while making her a mummy, removed all that was human from her. Plans were for her to be placed in a public grave that was never finished as the military overthrew Juan and Eva's body was hidden for 16 years before being rediscovered.
  • The ending of "The Waltz for Eva and Che" ("Oh, what I'd give for a hundred years..." etc) can be this, especially considering the fairly lighthearted Snark-to-Snark Combat immediately preceding it. Just the fact that you can see (or hear) the exact moment Eva realises what's happening to her and that she's not going to be able to accomplish half the things she wanted to. It's no wonder Eva goes straight back to denying her own mortality after this until Peron outright tells her she's dying.