This Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, the Southington High School Drama Club will put on a production of Disney’s “Aida.” With music by Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice (the creative team behind The Lion King) and a book by Lydia Woolverton, Robert Falls, and Devid Henry Hwang, “Aida” takes the classic story from the Verdi opera and restages it for a modern audience, winning the 2000 Tony Award for “Best Original Musical Score” in the process.
Set in ancient Egypt, Aida follows the intertwining lives of three young people: Aida, a captured Nubian princess; Radames, an Egyptian captain; and Amneris, an Egyptian princess and Radames’ fiancée. The three become ensnared in a love triangle whose consequences have significant implications for the political stability of the region.
The Southington High School production features a cast of 41 talented actors and actresses, eleven technical crew members, and a live orchestra which includes twelve student-musicians.
The shows will take place at 7 p.m. on both nights at the Southington High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8 for students and senior citizens or $10 for general admission. Tickets may be purchased at the door.