Show Credits: Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice Book by Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang
A contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of timeless love, this pop-rock musical is a collaboration by the incomparable duo of Elton John and Tim Rice.
An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. When they are found, the lovers are sentenced to death. Though ruled that they shall be buried alive and separately, the pitying and powerful Amneris determines they shall be buried together so that they spend their last moments in the presence of the one they love. Aida and Radames's love for one another proves transcendent of cultural differences and ushers in a time of unprecedented peace between the warring nations.
With a stirring score that features soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multicultural casting and exuberant dancing, staging, and singing for large cast sizes.