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Rockford’s Auburn Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) High School presents Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida May 9-12. This contemporary musical features a pop-rock score that embraces multi-cultural experiences shown with exuberant dancing, staging, and singing with a cast of 42 Auburn students.
Aida is a tale of love … a timeless bond between two sworn enemies — Radames, captain of the Egyptian army and soon-to-be pharaoh, and Aida, a Nubian princess made slave by the Egyptian army. These two lovers are faced with two eternal decisions: death, or life without one another. They set the stage with true devotion and love to break the cultural differences between their nations and leave behind them a time when peace and prosperity flourishes.
Stage direction is by James L. Crow, technical direction by Joselyn Ludtke, musical direction by Beth Heuer and choreography by Paulene Urso.
Tickets are $5 for the 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, show or the 2 p.m., Saturday, May 11 show; and $8 for the 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, shows, and the 2 p.m., Sunday, May 12, show.
For tickets, visit seatyourself.biz/auburncapa or call (815) 966-3300, ext. 10111.
Rockford Auburn CAPA High School is at 5110 Auburn St., Rockford.
Posted May 8, 2013