“Every story, new or ancient, bagatelle or work of art: all are tales of human failing; all are tales of love at heart...”
White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)’s mainstage production of Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA opens Friday night, October 11.
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 (Kim Onah), finds her heart entangled with Radames (Jordan Bollwerk), an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris (Kristin Wetherington). 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.
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 Dylan Bivings, Shante Clark, Charlsey Coyle, Meghan Deeley, Mike Ferlita, Chelsea Ann Jones, Thomas James Knapp, Cameron Loyal, T.J. Newton, Matthew Oster, Dayna Marie Quincy and Kristina Walz.
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.
Photos: Kim Onah (Amneris); Jordan Bollwerk (Radames) and Kristin Wetherington (Amneris)
Rehearsal photo taken October 7
White Plains Performing Arts Center
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Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA
Featuring songs by the team behind THE LION KING and winner of four Tony Awards, AIDA is set in ancient Egypt and tells the story of an enslaved Nubian princess, her conflicted Egyptian captor, and a forbidden love that rocks the ancient world to its core.
We can’t wait to see you in the audience!
Visit www.wppac.com for tickets and the performance schedule.