The contemporary musical with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice tells the tale of a timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian solider. Their forbidden love causes them to make a decision: death or parting forever. Together, they represent true devotion that transcends cultural differences.
The musical shares a title and plot with Giuseppe Verdi's 1871 opera. It won four Tony Awards, including “Best Musical Score.”
Cresson Lake's production of this award-winning musical will be directed by Susan Brandt, who is making her directorial debut.
Vocal auditions are scheduled for March 29 at 6 p.m. and March 30 at 9 a.m. A dance call will take place March 30 at 1 p.m. and if needed, voice callbacks will take place at 4 p.m.
All auditions will be held on the second floor at Cresson Lake Playhouse Rehearsals Hall at 526 W. Ogle Street in Ebensburg.
All roles are available and prior experience is not necessary in order to audition. Some of the major roles include: Aida, Radames, Amneris and Mereb. The ensemble cast requires ministers, Nubian slaves, guards, dancers, palace women and soldiers.
Those interested in auditioning must prepare 32 bars of a rock-style ballad or up-tempo piece that demonstrates vocal range.
Those cast in the production can expect to start rehearsals in mid-June. “Aida” will be performed July 25 through Aug. 10.