- Director: Susan Brandt
- Dates: Friday, March 29th 6:00PM Vocal auditions
- Saturday, March 30th 9:00AM Vocal auditions
- Saturday, March 30th 1:00PM Dance call
- 4:00PM IF NEEDED Specific Vocal Callbacks
- REHEARSALS BEGIN MID+JUNE
- Location: Cresson Lake Playhouse Rehearsals Hall
- 526 West Ogle Street, Ebensburg – Second Floor
- Performance Dates: July 25 through August 10, 2013
- Curtain: Tuesday through Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday July 28 & August 4 @ 2:00 p.m.
- Adult $17 Students under 18 - $10
- All Seats Reserved
- Contact: Elaine Mastalski
- Phone: 814-472-4333
- Email: CressonLakePlayhouse@verizon.
- Website: www.CressonLake.com
Cresson Lake Playhouse will hold auditions for the “AIDA on Friday, March 29th 6:00PM - 9:00PM Vocal auditions, Saturday, March 30th 9:00AM - 12:00 noon Vocal auditions, Saturday, March 30th 1:00PM Dance call Thursday March 7 at 3:00 p.m. and Saturday March 9 at 10:00 p.m. “AIDA” is under the direction of Susan Brandt who is making her directorial debut at Cresson Lake.
Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards including Best Musical Score with music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Aida shares a title and plot with Giuseppe Verdi's 1871 opera; it's an old-fashioned, wrong-side-of-the-Nile story about the ill-fated romance between Egyptian general Radames and a Nubian slave girl, Aida. Yet the songs that John's wrote aren't at all operatic. Nor are they steeped in rock Rather, John and Rice have aimed for something much more traditional — an old-fashioned family musical, complete with showstoppers and belted-to-the-chandelier set pieces. On those slim terms, Aida succeeds in much the same way the duo's slick score for The Lion King did. With a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multi-cultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging and singing.
Large cast and All Roles Available prior experience is not necessary to audition.
Requirements: Please prepare 32 bars of a rock style ballad or up-tempo piece that appropriately shows your range. We may ask you to sing and/or read something from the score.
Aida - Daughter of Amonasro and Princess of Nubia. With her royalty unknown to all except Mereb, who recognizes her as princess, she is taken into slavery with the rest of Nubia, but attracts the attention of Radames. Mezzo/Belter (18 – 28)
Radames - Captain of the Egyptian army, son of Zoser, and fiancé to Amneris. He is expected to succeed the Egyptian throne after the Pharaoh's death, but finds himself intrigued by a Nubian slave, Aida, instead. Tenor (18 – 28)
Amneris - Princess of Egypt, daughter of the Pharaoh, and fiancée to Radames. She is renowned by all for her fashionable ways. Aida is given to her as a gift to be her handmaiden, by whom her true nature is seen: that she is merely using this fashion-driven identity to hide her own insecurities. Mezzo (18 – 28)
Mereb - A Nubian servant to Radames, who was taken captive by Egyptians as a youth and has served among them ever since. He is the first to recognize Aida as Princess of Nubia, and the first to tell the other Nubian slaves about it with hopes that she can set them free. Tenor/ Baritone (18 – 40)
Zoser - Chief Minister of Egypt and father of Radames. He highly anticipates his son's succession to the Egyptian throne and does all he can to make it arrive sooner, including poisoning the Pharaoh. Baritone (35 – 60)
Nehebka - Nubian slave who speaks to Aida as a representative for the Nubian people. Mezzo (18 – 30)
Pharaoh - Father of Amneris and King of Egypt. One of the arrangers of Amneris and Radames's much-delayed wedding, he is secretly being poisoned by Zoser to speed up Radames's succession to the throne. (40 – 60)
Amonasro - Father of Aida and King of Nubia. He is taken into slavery by Egyptians after Aida and Radames have fallen in love, and commands Aida to break all ties she has to the Egyptians. (40 – 60)
Ensemble: Ministers, Nubian slaves, guards, dancers, palace women, and soldiers
Reservations Tickets: 814-472-4333 ALL SEATS RESERVED
TICKETS: ADULTS $17 STUDENTS under 18 $10.00