Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida

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January 3-27, 2013
Pantages Theatre

Music by Elton John • Lyrics by Tim Rice • Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang • Music Direction by Jason Hansen • Choreography by Michael Matthew Ferrell • Directed by Peter Rothstein

A co-production of Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust.

Aida is a contemporary spin on Giuseppe Verdi’s grand opera about love and hate, slavery and freedom, war and peace. Featuring one of the most compelling scores of the Broadway stage by the legendary Elton John (Billy Elliot, The Lion King) and Tim Rice (Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat), Aida won four Tony Awards and the Grammy for Best Musical Show Album.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.



Compelling and worth seeing on the terms of entertainment and as an example of what local artists can do.
— Star Tribune
A feast for the eyes and ears.
— Cherry and Spoon
Eye-popping choreography.
— The Pioneer Press




Director: Peter Rothstein
Music Director: Jason Hansen
Choreographer: Michael Matthew Ferrell
Set Designer: Joel Sass
Costume Designer: Tulle & Dye
Lighting Designer: Marcus Dilliard
Sound Designer: Sean Healey
Fight Director: Annie Enneking
Production Manager: Dylan Wright
Production Stage Manager: Tiffany K. Orr
Assistant Stage Manager: Meaghan Rosenberger
Assistant Director: Benjamin Shaw
Assistant Choreographer: Kelli Foster Warder
Scenic Assistant: Amanda Wambach
Lighting Assistants: Sarah Brandner & Kathy Maxwell
Technical Director: Jason Allyn-Schwerin
Assistant Technical Directors: Christine Esterl & Tim Gross
Master Carpenter: Mike Allen
Scenic Artist: Molly Kern
Props Mistress: Kellie Larson
Master Electrician: Ray Steveson
Music Consultant: Denise Prosek
Directing Intern: Grant Sorenson
Stage Management Intern: Joseph Bingham

Carpenters: Collin O’Brien, Steven Horstmann, Matthew Kraft, Adam Ehret, Daniel Laird

Aida: Austene Van
Radames: Jared Oxborough
Amneris: Cat Brindisi
Mereb: Nathan Barlow
Zoser: Ben Bakken
Amonasro: T. Mychael Rambo
Nehebka: Traci Allen

Ensemble: Justine Bergevin, José Bueno, Steven Grant Douglas, Meghan Kreidler, Elander Rosser, André Shoals, Kelli Foster Warder

Lyra Artists: José Bueno & Justen Pohl