Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA to play White Plains Performing Arts Center October 11-27, 2019
The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce the cast for Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA, playing October 11-27, 2019. Winner of four Tony® Awards, Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, with an exhilarating Tony and Grammy Award-winning score by Elton John & Tim Rice.
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.
Leading the cast is Kim Onah as Aida, with Jordan Bollwerk as Radames and Kristin Wetherington as Amneris. The show also stars Andrew Foote (Zoser), Devin J. Hall (Mereb), John Anthony Lopez (Pharoah), Kevin Brooks (Amnorso), Blair Beasley (Nehebka). Completing the cast are Shante Clark, Charlsey Coyle, Meghan Deeley, Mike Ferlita, Chelsea Ann Jones, Thomas Knapp, Cameron Loyal, TJ Newton, Matthew Oster, Dayna Marie Quincy and Kristina Walz.
“We are thrilled to have Aida in our Mainstage season, said Stephen Ferri, WPPAC Executive Producer. “This show has been one we have wanted to bring to our audiences for years and the shows timeless love story and unforgettable score makes the show a perfect fit to kick off a season.”
Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA is Directed by Amy Griffin with Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Anthony Murphy. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Jamie Roderick, Sound Design by Jon Weston, Stage Managed by T. Rick Jones. Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang.
Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, October 11 8pm; Saturday, October 12 8pm; Sunday, October 13 2pm; Thursday, October 17 2pm; Friday, October 18 8pm; Saturday, October 19 8pm; Sunday, October 20 2pm; Wednesday, October 23 2pm; Friday, October 25 8pm; Saturday, October 26 8pm; Sunday, October 27 2pm
ELTON JOHN & TIM RICE’S AIDA is a WPPAC Mainstage Production which is a professional production featuring union and non-union actors from Broadway, national tours and regional theatre across the country. These productions are created from scratch, staffed with professional production teams (directors to designers), large LIVE orchestras and boast high-quality sets and costumes.