Aida, the Musical at AHS, the High School

Casting for the musical “Aida, the Musical” to be performed at Aberdeen High School has been announced. Under the direction of Tamara Helland, there will be two evening performances and two matinees when the curtains lift May 1st through the 4th.

The play features hit songs by Elton John and Tim Rice. The cast includes:

Keola Holt as Aida

Kyle Brewer as Radames

Libby Carrico as Amneris

Justin Greco as Zoser

Autumn McGiveron as Mereb

Elizabeth Henderson as Nehebka

Colton Ball as Pharaoh

Garrett Tageant as Amonsaro

Megan West, Analei Holt, Elizabeth Henderson and Naomi Wolfenberger as the Amneris’ Ladies

Erin Kuhn, Nora Coffelt and Maggie Vincent as the Banquet Dancers

Michael Fagerstedt, Ryan Urvina, Colton Ball, Garrett Tageant, Gordon Shaw, Adam Nino and Collin Nicholson as Soldiers/Ministers

Naomi Wolfenberger, Megan West, Analei Holt, Erin Kuhn, Nora Coffelt, Maggie Vincent, Mairead Ost, Alex Scott, Emily Cushing, Emily May, Rachel Wiechelman, Olivia Nicholson, Brittany Bush, Hannah Palmer and Laura Galls as Nubian Women

The original Aida is an opera in four acts by Giuseppe Verdi to an Italian libretto by Antonio Ghislanzoni, based on a scenario often attributed to French Egyptologist Auguste Mariette.  It was first performed in 1871. It’s the story of two young people whose imaginations bring a museum painting to life, revealing an ancient love story.

Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida the Musical premiered on Broadway on March 23, 2000, and ran for 1,852 performances until September 5, 2004, and is one of the longest-running Broadway musicals.

Aida won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. The original Broadway cast recording also won  the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album and the song “Written in the Stars,” recorded and sung by Elton John and LeAnn Rimes, reached No.2 on the Billboard in the U.S. music charts, and No.1 in Canada.

Stay tuned for more updates from Aberdeen High School as these talented students bring this award-winning musical to the local stage.