The Actorsingers

Presenting Community Theatre since 1955

Aida (also known as Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida) is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang, and produced by Walt Disney Theatrical.

Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now "Touring Broadway Awards") and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress.

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Aida (2010) Performances

Friday, November 5th, 2010 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, November 6th, 2010 @ 8:00pm
Sunday, November 7th, 2010 @ 2:00pm

Edmund Keefe Auditorium (in Elm Street School)
117 Elm Street, Nashua, NH (map it)

Production Staff

  • Directors Kim Cassetta, Larry Pizza
  • Musical Director Judy Hayward
  • Choreographer Tina Cassidy
  • Producers Amy Friedman, Cheryl Stocks
  • Stage Manager Steve Pierpont
  • Technical Director Joe Vago
  • Set Designer John McAllister
  • Lighting Designer .Craig Brennan
  • Sound Designer Alan Amaral
  • Costume Designer Beth Schwartz
  • Properties Gretchen Gray, Kristin Guyette
  • Dance Captain Taylor Peterson
  • Costume Assistants Barb Amaral, Evelynn Decker, Emily Freidrich, Josefine Garcia, Diane Iwaskeiwicz, Raelene Liljeberg, Melissa Masson, Alica Pascucci, Cherie Prior, Lindsay Vago, Katie Weiss
  • Make-up Jon Fisher
  • Set Construction and Painting Catherine Andruskevich, Leo Choquette? Evelynn Decker, Larry Doiron, Dave DuCharme, Louie Duhamel, Chuck Emmons, Bob Lovering, Paul Metzger, Ben Pascucci, Joe Reilly, Kerry Schneider, ?Jeff Sliwa, Warren Tomasian, Lindsay Vago, Bill Wenrich, Chris Wenrich
  • Spot Operators Joe Reilly
  • Sound Crew Mike O’Keefe, Dan Murphy
  • Stage Crew Catherine Andruskevich, Leo Choquette, Louie Duhamel, Margaret Metzger, Paul Metzger, Bill Wenrich
  • Publicity Amy Friedman, Silvia Harper
  • Tickets Kerry Schneider, Martha Holland, Jackie Levine, Raelene Liljeberg, David Miller
  • Advertising Manager Chris Wenrich
  • Cast Photography Mike Ryder, Evelynn Decker
  • Poster Design Jeff Prescott
  • Program Silvia Harper
  • House Manager Ellie Risley
  • Lobby Display Evelynn Decker
  • Subscriptions .Kerry Schneider
  • Webmaster Jared Holland
  • Cast Party Madeline Lovering, Tyler Stanley, Lindsay Vago
  • Cast Refreshments Dan Pelletier
  • Audition Board Amy Friedman (chair), Lance Arnold, Pam Bruckman, Kim Cassetta, Tina Cassidy, Judy Hayward, Larry Pizza
  • Auditions Dance Coach Jen Ryder
  • Auditions Helpers Steve Pierpont, Val Psoinos, Cheryl Stocks, Lindsay Vago

Directors Notes

Elton John and Tim Rice’s musical rendition of Verdi’s original 1871 opera Aida brings the message and story to a more modern and, for those of us who are not big opera fans, more enjoyable level of theater. The musical Aida contains all the key elements for a powerful story. This is a passionate and tragic love story between the heroine Aida, a Nubian princess, who has been captured by the Egyptians, and Radames, a captain of the Egyptian army. We watch their romance evolve through backdrop of war, plundering, and oppression. Then we meet Aida’s Egyptian counterpart, the princess Amneris, who is presently engaged to Radames. The backdrop of war and violence is symbolic of the war that occurs within Aida, Radames, and Amneris as they struggle to come to terms with the choices that they must make not just for themselves, but for each other and their people. What makes this musical passionate and tragic is the Egyptian pyramid, or what we call a love triangle, between the three of them. As in every love triangle not everyone ends up with requited love and there are always consequences. 

We would like to take this time to thank Actorsingers for giving us the opportunity to direct such a wonderful musical. It was really great to work and collaborate with Judy Hayward, our musical director, and Tina Cassidy, our choreographer. We are in awe of the level of talent not only that they both have but also what they each bring to the cast. Our tech crew was amazing to work with because of their amount of knowledge and professionalism which helped to bring this show alive. Lastly, we would like to thank our funny, hardworking, and devoted cast. We love you all. 

Your Directors, 

Kim and Larry

Characters

  • AMNERIS A beautiful, if materialistic, Egyptian Princess, daughter of the Pharaoh. (Mezzo-Soprano: Low E - High F)
  • RADAMES A handsome, Egyptian Captain, son of Zoser, who enjoys the adventures of war without realizing its devastation. He is a good man who wants to be a better man. (Tenor: A flat - B flat)
  • AIDA A beautiful Nubian Princess, daughter of King Amonasro, who truly loves her people and will sacrifice everything for their happiness. ( Mezzo-Soprano: Low F - High F)
  • MEREB A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames, who is faithful to his Nubian heritage and dreams of a better life for his people. ( Tenor: G - B flat)
  • ZOSER A manipulative and evil Chief Minister of Egypt, father of Radames. He is power-hungry and lives without scruples. (Baritone: F - F)
  • PHARAOH Leader of Egypt and father of Amneris. 
  • NEHEBKA A Nubian slave. (Mezzo-Soprano: A - D)
  • AMONASRO King of Nubia and father of Aida. An honorable and peaceful man.

ENSEMBLE : - Males: Low G - High A: Females: Low B flat - High A flat 

Musical Numbers

  1. Every Story Is A Love Story - Amneris
  2. Fortune Favors The Brave - Radames, Soldiers
  3. The Past Is Another Land - Aida
  4. Another Pyramid - Zoser, Ministers
  5. How I Know You - Mereb, Aida
  6. My Strongest Suit - Amneris, Women of the Palace
  7. Enchantment Passing Through - Radames, Aida
  8. My Strongest Suit (Reprise) - Amneris, Aida
  9. Dance Of The Robe - Aida, Nehebka, the Nubians
  10. Not Me - Radames, Mereb, Aida, Amneris
  11. Elaborate Lives -
  12. The Gods Love Nubia - Aida, Nehebka, the Nubians
  13. A Step Too Far - Amneris, Radames, Aida
  14. Easy As Life - Aida
  15. Like Father, Like Son - Zoser, Radames, Ministers
  16. Radames Letter - Radames 
  17. How I Know You - Mereb,
  18. Written In the Stars - Aida, Radames
  19. I Know The Truth - Amneris
  20. Elaborate Lives (Reprise) - Radames, Aida
  21. Enchantment Passing Through (Reprise) - Radames, Aida
  22. Every Story Is A Love Story (Reprise) - Amneris