Cast list and production notes for Saucon Valley's production of "Aida"

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AIDA CAST

Aida: (Thurs., Sat., Sun.) Emily Heintzelman, (Wed., Fri., Sat. Matinee)  Amy Carr
Radames: Davis Weaver
Amneris: Kayli Reily
Zoser: Mike Bokan
Mereb: Josh Clark
Nahebka: Kelsey Payung
Amonasro: Brendan Weaver
Pharoah: Jameson Packer

Egyptian Soldiers:
Hunter Isbell, Ken Grenestedt, Greg Reed, Ernie Stavrovsky, Ian Zuber, Brendan Weaver, Zach Durnack   
                                                                  
Egyptians (Dancers):
Alex Harte (Dance Captain), Mackenzie Till, Natalie Roche, Lauren Kane, Rachel Altemose, Ashley Hartman, Caity Hoffert, Erica Martinez, Diana Nicholas, Maddie Rothacker, Rachel Sutherland, Lauren Skillenge, Hannah Gaither

Nubians: Lauren Kane, Diana Nicholas, Brooke Kramer, Melissa Connelly, Alisia Drayton, Emily Hoff, Rachel Panick, Nicole Payung, Hunter Isbell, Greg Reed, Ken Grenestedt, Ernie Stavrovsky, Ian Zuber, Zach Durnack, Alex Harte, Mackenzie Till, Natalie Roche, Brendan Weaver, Amy Carr

AIDA School Edition is almost like an ancient version of Romeo and Juliet. Young love between a Nubian princess turned slave, and an Egyptian captain, who is destined for the throne is the main source of the action. Aida's dilemma of helping her enslaved countrymen or following her heart into a forbidden relationship, fuels the drama. The school edition of the show is a trimmed down version of the original Elton John and Tim Rice Broadway show, with some simple script edits, and song transpositions to help younger voices handle the very demanding score.

 

        We are taking a totally different approach from those in the Valley that have gone before us. It's a pop/rock score, so we are veering in that direction with all aspects of production. A simple set will be augmented with a sophisticated lighting design, with projections ad special FX to add to the excitement. The 20 piece orchestra will be highlighted ON STAGE with the actors to give the show a more concert-like feel. A rock n' roll rhythm section will be joined on stage by a full string section, which should make AIDA a memorable night in the theatre.

 

         We also have 2 leading ladies porting the title character over our 5 show run. Junior Emily Heintzelman and Sophomore Amy Carr will alternate i the demanding role of AIDA. Both girls are powerful singers, as well as dynamic actresses. It's been fun watching the two girls develop into this great character.

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