Hale Theatre Presents AIDA
The glittering musical tale of Nubian princess Aida comes to the Hale Centre Theatre in GilBert May 18th through July 1st. This Broadway-style production by Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice is a modern retelling of Giuseppe Verdi's opera of the same name. It begins when a contemporary couple meet in the Egyptology wing of large big-city museum. They are suddenly and magically transported into a memory of their past lives the land of the Pharaohs when their love story began.
It is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal. Nubian princess Aida is abducted from her country in Africa, transported to Egypt, and falls in love with Radames, a captain in the Egyptian army. Love triangle conflicts arise because Radames is engaged to marry Amneris, the daughter of the reigning Pharaoh. Their relationship is further complicated by the fact that Aida is the enslaved handmaiden to Amneris. As their love story progresses through soaring ballads and rousing choral works, tragedy strikes when Aida and Radames are accused of treason and condemned to death.
Aida is a modern crowd-pleaser that embraces a multicultural cast, exuberant dance numbers, staging and singing. Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice score won a Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. Elton John and LeAnn Rimes recorded the show-stopping Written in the Stars, which charted at number-two on the Billboard U.S. adult contemporary chart and at number-one on the counterpart Canadian music popularity chart.
Tickets for the Hale's production of Aida are priced at $18 for children, $22 for students, and $30 for adults. They are available at the Hale Box Office in person or online at www.HaleTheatreArizona.com. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 480-497-1181.
A gem of a theatre, the Hale is located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert's Heritage District, across the street from the Gilbert Water Tower Park. Several restaurants and ample free parking are located nearby.