Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA

2009 Young Artist Production

Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang

Aida, a Nubian princess, is captured by the Egyptian Captain, Radames, and forced into slavery. Radames, captivated by Aida, presents her as a handmaiden to the Princess Amneris, his future bride. Aida becomes torn between her friendship with Amneris, her undeniable passion for Radames and her steadfast loyalty to her people.

AIDA is Footlite Musicals' Young Artists Production, featuring performers ages 13 to 18 and 2009 high school graduates. Ed Trout will direct this production.

Recent Young Artist Shows have included Once Upon A Mattress, Sweet Charity, Grand Hotel, Chess, Jekyll And Hyde and Les Miserables.

Cast

Aida: Tiara Watkins
Amneris: Ellen Turner
Radames: Malcolm Herbert
Amonasro: Quinn Barney
Mereb: Andre Snowden
Nehbka: Ambria Carpenter
Pharaoh: Tommy Spears
Zoser: Josh Vander Missen

Ensemble

Yasmin Abdelhak
Paeton Chavis
Grant Conrad
Kelsey Coram
Vincent Demyar
Surina Gangwani
Danielle Garrett
Thomas Graham
Tess Hannon
Rebeccah Hunter
Keggie Kendall
Jerry Lancaster
Laura Miller
Elizabeth Mitchell
Robby Ross
Arianna Russell
Austin Russell
Sarah Schultz
Pearl Scott
Patricia Spears
D. Vance
Sayquan Vance
Riley Weber
Ervin Webster
J.T. Wood
Morgan Wood

Staff

Director: Ed Trout
Asst Director: Katie Berndt
Music and Vocal Director: Amy Reynolds
Choreographer: Noel Outland
Asst Choreographer: Michael Davis
Costumer: Linda Rowand
Stage Manager: Denise Stockdale
Executive Producer: Susan Smith
Producers: Lucy Hunter, Lynne Payne & Priscilla Dearmin-Turner

Dates

August 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22
& 23, 2009

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