Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida,
finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
Cast includes 8 roles (5 male [1 teen], 3 female) and an ensemble of about 20 people. Elementary and middle school-aged children may be included in the ensemble.
AUDITIONS: General auditions will be Sunday, May 6 and Monday, May 7 at the McConnell Arts Center. Come either evening. Registration begins at 6pm. Talent will audition in order of arrival. Prepare 16-32 bars of a song from a musical with a rock or pop style (not from Aida). Auditions will include your prepared song and some theatre improv exercises. Once you’ve auditioned, you’re free to leave. Call-backs will be Wednesday, May 9. Talent needed for call-backs will be notified following general auditions. Casting should be completed by May 11.
Rehearsals are Monday-Thursday 7-10 pm beginning May 21. Performances are July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29.