Aida

Musical

Writers: Linda Wooverton Robert Falls David Henry Hwang Elton John Tim Rice

Overview

Show Information

Music
Lyrics
Based on the Play/Book/Film
Verdi's opera Aida
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
First Produced
2000
Genres
Drama
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
3100 bc
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Large Cast, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Star Vehicle Female
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes young adult, adult, mature adult, late teen characters

Synopsis

At the Nile’s edge, the enslaved Nubian princess, Aida becomes romantically entangled with the Egyptian captain, Radames, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love grows deeper, Aida is forced to find balance between her heart’s yearning for Radames, and her responsibility to lead her people.

Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, Elton John and Time Rice's Aida is a timeless love story, featuring an award-winning pop/rock score from the seasoned pop duo who brought musical life to Disney’s The Lion King. Rousing rock numbers and heart-wrenching ballads bring the ill-fated lovers into a new era.

Lead Characters


  • Guide written by
  • Jacquelyn Whitaker