Cast set for Youth Summer production of Aida

Published 3:02 pm Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chris Tinkler, director of the Youth Summer Production (ages 13 to 20), says he is excited to announce the cast list for the upcoming show, Elton John and Tim Rices Aida.

This contemporary musical is based on Verdis opera of the same name, and the idea came from a childrens storybook version. Disney acquired the rights for an animated feature film which never materialized, but evolved instead into the stage production. Debuting on Broadway in 2000, it won many prestigious awards, including Tonys for best original music score, best scenic design and best costume design.

The following is the cast list:

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Aida: Rachel Sullivan

Radames: Jay Brown

Amneris: Madison Walter

Mereb: Tij Doyen

Zoser: Jack Carruth

Nehebka: Emily Shanahan

Pharaoh: David Tousey

Amnoarso: Anthony Marino

Ministers, Soldiers, Nubians: Matthew Alexander; Julien Besnard; Taylor Carter; Jerreth Emory; Tommy Fiorillo; Anthony Marino; Landon Odom; Jack Tinkler; David Tousey.

Women of the Palace, Slaves, Nubians: Amber Swift; Alissa Fiorillo; Elizabeth Shanahan; Sam Spencer; Maiynne Petoia; Emily Costine; Katie Sams; Kate Riedy; Corrie Stephenson; Sara Seagle; Graci Moser; Katelyn Duncan; Skylar Warren; Alexa Hughes; Anna Costine; Holly Horton; Lauren Rivas; Savannah Marino; Moira Davis; Amber Abunassar; Nicole Spanton; Lacey Key.

Im really excited about this show, says Tinkler. If auditions are anything to go by, its going to be spectacular. Aida will run at the Tryon Fine Arts Center for five performances, July 7 through 11. Ticket information will follow soon.