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Auditions for "Aida"

Award: A part in the musical

Deadline: 11/22/2017

Guidelines link: Click here for guidelines

Disciplines: Dance, Music, Theatre

Location: Local (Cleveland Area)

Organization: Near West Theatre

Aida runs February 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24 & 25 2018
Rehearsals begin Monday, December 11, 2017 (Will break for holidays!)

AUDITION SITE:
Near West Theatre
(6702 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102)

If you are unable to audition on the dates listed above, or you have questions,
call our office at 216-961-9750, Mon.-Fri. 11am-4pm
or EMAIL info@nearwesttheatre.org

ABOUT THE AUDITION:
This is a group audition in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. No experience or preparation required. Dress for movement. Please plan to stay for the entire time specified, and arrive 15 minutes before audition time to register. Anyone arriving after the starting time will not audition that day.

At Near West Theatre we encourage everyone to audition. People of all experience levels, races, ethnicities, neighborhoods, sizes, gender identities and backgrounds are needed. We use theater to build community and relationships. We’re a great place to express yourself and make friends.
Come try us! Bring a friend!

ABOUT THE SHOW
Winner of four Tony Awards including Best Original Score, Elton John’s Aida tells of Egypt and Nubia, two Nile jewels rich with culture, wisdom, and wealth which are tarnished by the ugliness of war when the Egyptians conquer Nubia and take its citizens as slaves. Nubian princess Aida, stolen from her country, is torn between her love of her people, and a new love within arms that once were threatening. Is there a greater power than fear, hate, greed and war – something to unite these nations and preserve the unique beauty of both, and heal the hearts and minds that live in them?
Today in 2017, our streets are still battlegrounds for diverse groups of people, struggling to be heard, to know justice and equality, to be recognized as fully American… to matter. Aida reminds us of the timeless nature of this struggle, and points to the heart as the place where all healing begins.
With an unforgettable score featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers by Elton John and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Aida is a modern crowd-pleaser – an epic tale of loyalty, pride, betrayal, and the love that transcends them all.

Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang
Music by Elton John & Lyrics by Tim Rice

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Aida- A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for the Egyptian Captain, Radames. Daughter of King Amonasro.

Radames- An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida.

Amneris- A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh.

Mereb- A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt.

Zoser- The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh. He is the father of Radames.

Nehebka- A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess.

Pharaoh- The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished soul.

Amonasro- An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida.

Ensemble- Ministers, Soldiers, Egyptians, Palace Women, Nubians, Guards, Dancers