FCO President: Natalie Leh, [email protected] FCO Co-President: Carolyn Peterson
Originally produced by Walt Disney Theatrical, the musical Aida is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s 19th century opera of the same name. Premiering on Broadway in 2000, it was nominated for five Tony Awards, a Grammy, and also named by Time Magazine as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. While strongly influenced by African music, Elton John’s score is stylistically eclectic, drawing on reggae, Motown, gospel, and pop styles. Through rousing rock numbers and heart-wrenching ballads, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida brings a timeless story of forbidden love to a new era. Born out of conflict between Egypt and Nubia, the captured princess Aida and the Egyptian captain who has enslaved her must balance responsibility and love. The star-crossed lovers, bound by family and culture, must decide whether to follow their hearts or lead their people.
Fairview High School presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida November 9 – 12. Tickets are $5 for opening night and $10 for all other performances, including a Saturday afternoon matinee. Tickets available at http://fairviewhs.tix.com and at the box office.