(pictured above: David Joy and Natasha Gore in “Aida.”)
The Theatre Alliance of Winston-Salem, 1047 W. Northwest Boulevard, will present “Aida” later this month.
Elton John and Tim Rice’s contemporary musical is a classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
With a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, “Aida” is a modern crowd pleaser that embraces multi-cultural casting, exuberant dancing, staging and singing.
Natasha Gore plays the title role. David Joy is Ramades, and Abigail van Patter is Amneris. The production is directed by Jamie Lawson and chereographed by Zach Pfrimmer. Tommy Jackson is the musical director.
The show will be staged on Friday, March 21 and Saturday, March 22, Wednesday, March 26, Thursday, March 27, Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m. Stagings on Sunday, March 23 and Sunday, March 30 will be at 2 p.m.
Tickets are $16 for adults and $14 for students/seniors. Tickets for opening night (Friday, March 21) are $14 for adults and $12 for students. There is also a $2 per ticket discount available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased in person at the Theatre Alliance Box Office, online at www.wstheatrealliance.org or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.