"Aida," the ancient Egyptian love story set to an Elton John pop score, will be staged by Orlando's Clandestine-Arts, the troupe that staged "Sweeney Todd" in January.
Tim Rice ("Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita," "Aladdin") wrote the lyrics for the musical, which debuted on Broadway in 2000 and ran for four years. John won a Tony award for best score.
"Aida" tells the story of an enslaved Nubian princess; her conflicted Egyptian captor, Radames; and their forbidden love: Radames is supposed to marry Amneris, the pharaoh's imperious daughter, a match championed by his ambitious father.
In the Clandestine-Arts cast are LaDawn Taylor as Aida, Tony Flaherty as Radames, Emily Grainger as Amneris and Brett P. Carson as Pharaoh. Derek Critzer directs.
Showtimes are 8 p.m. June 13-14, 16, 19-22, 26 and 28; 7 p.m. June 27; and 3 p.m. June 29. Performances take place at The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive, Orlando. Tickets are $20, except on June 16 when they are $15. Go to clandestineorlando.com
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