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AIDA auditions are scheduled for the following dates:

Monday, June 9, doors open at 6:30 PM/begin at 7:00pm
Tuesday, June 10, doors open at 6:30 PM/begin at 7:00pm
Saturday, June 14, call backs 2:30 to 6:30 PM

Director Barbara Sherman is looking for a diverse cast of young adults [18 and over] for Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony nominated musical.

Questions? contact Director Barbara Sherman: aida@narberthcommunitytheatre.org

Description:

Aida is a pop rock musical that plays out to a stirring Tony and Grammy Award-winning pop score by Elton John and Tim Rice. This contemporary musical takes on the classic tale of timeless love. On the banks of the Nile, unfolds the triumphant tale of love that transcends warring nations and brings a country together. It's a story of our times, about love, self-worth and ultimately battles against all odds.

Character Breakdown:

Note: We are looking for a large multi-racial cast. However, actors are encouraged to audition for any desired role. The ages for the characters listed below represent the general age that the actor can “play” on stage.

Aida (Female – Mezzo – Age range 20-40) (Lead)
Nubian Princess / Daughter of Amonasro

Amneris (Female – Mezzo – Age range 20-40) (Lead)
A beautiful Egyptian Princess and daughter of the Pharaoh. Betrothed to Radames

Nehebka (Female – Mezzo – Age range 20-40) (Cameo/Ensemble)
Nubian Slave

Radames (Male - Tenor - Age range 25-40) (Lead)
Captain of Egyptian Army and son of Zoser. Betrothed to Amneris but falls in love with Aida

Zoser (Male – Baritone - Age range 35-55) (Supporting)
Radames’ father and Prime Minister of Egypt.

Mereb (Male – Baritenor – Age range 18-40) (Supporting)
Nubian enslaved by Egyptians. Servant to Radames.

Amonasro (Male – Non-Singing – Age range 35-65) (Cameo)

Pharaoh (Male – Non-Singing – Age range 35-70) (Cameo)
Ruler of Egypt.

Male Egyptain Soldiers: Looking for 4-5 dancing men who are in a large amount of the show. Will double as Nubian slaves.

Ensemble: Looking for 8-10 ensemble to play palace women, Nubians, etc…. Actors will be in most numbers.

Audition Songs:

Those who are interested in the following roles prepare to sing the following songs for the audition. Please be familiar with the whole song. We will probably have you start at the largest place in the song:
  • Aida – Easy as a Life
  • Amneris – Every Story is a Love Story
  • Radames – Enchantment Passing Through
  • Zozer – Like Father, Like Son
If you are interested in a role not listed above, or ensemble, please prepare 32 bars of any song from the show or something in the style of show.

Dance audition:

Please come prepared for a dance audition with appropriate shoes and attire. All those auditioning will be expected to participate in the dance portion unless you only want to be considered for the characters of Aida and Radames.