The Joe Jefferson Players will present the musical, "Aida," March 27-April 12, for a total of 9 performances at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen Street in Mobile. The curtain rises at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Tickets are $20 each; seniors and military personnel admission is $15 and student tickets are $10. For information, call 471-1534 or see www.joejeffersonplayers.com.
The music for this production of "Aida" is by Elton John with lyrics by Tim Rice. The play is based on a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang. Cathy Bouler is director.
JJP press release describes "Aida" as follows: Aida is the story of forbidden love between the Egyptian leader and the beautiful Ethiopian princess, Aida. She is captured and forced to be a slave to the Pharaoh's daughter. When the Ethiopian enemies, headed by Aida's father, invade Egypt, Aida is faced with a dilemma of whom she should support--her father or her beloved Radames.
The cast and their roles include Terri Jackson as Aida; James McKinney as Radames; David McCune, Zoser; April Spencer, Amneris; Brandon M. Caten, Mereb; Sharrell Admond, Nehebka; Tim Baxter, Pharoah and Alton Landry as Amonasro.
The Ensemble is composed of Sarah Bell Bryant, Josha-TyIer Doby, Amber Jones, Catherine Moore, Rebecca Reynolds, Titus Cody, Candace Byrd, Kendall Hall, Toni McConnell, Tara Moorer, Elizabeth Scissum, Cary Powe, Brittany Crawford, Christopher Hurden, Christianna Mills, Jennifer New, Melody Zeldan and Chris Green.