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.