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PCC Performing Arts department presents Aida

27 March 2014

The Pratt Community College Performing Arts Department is pleased to present Disney’s Elton John and Tim Rice musical, Aida.

The story is about Egypt enslaving the city of Nubia and the great power’s prince, Radames (Colter Hawks). He is engaged to the fashionable Amneris (Brittnee Hill). However, when Aida (Carina Temores), the princess of Nubia, comes to the palace as a slave, love turns everything upside down and leads everyone down paths they never could have imagined.

The show was produced by Disney in 2000 and is based on Verdi’s opera of the same name but has a more 80s-90s rock feel to the music. It won four Tony’s in 2000.

“Aida is one of those musicals that has fabulous, almost haunting music,” said Misty Beck, director. “While the set is one of the simplest we have ever done, the music is the most difficult. This show has been a great challenge for us and we are proud to be able to branch out and offer a different type of show to the Pratt community.”

Beck said like most PCC shows this is community project with middle school students, high school students, college students and community members.

The show, which is rated PG, will be April 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 7 at 2:30 p.m. All shows have a $5 suggested donation price and will be held in Carpenter Auditorium.

There will be a dinner theatre on Saturday night with two seatings: 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Dinner seat tickets must be purchased in advance and will cost $15.

To reserve your seat for the dinner theatre or for additional information, call Amanda at 620-450-2212.