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Schenectady Light Opera
427 Franklin Street
Schenectady, NY 




































aida logoDirector, Michael Mensching

Venue:427 Franklin Street, Schenectady

Performance Dates: December 2-4 and 8-11, 2011

Audition Dates:  September 12 and 13 (Callbacks September 14, if necessary)

Show times: Thurs, Friday and Saturday performances at 8PM, Sunday performances at 2PM.

Ticket prices: $28, $22



aidaWinner of four Tony Awards when Disney's Hyperion Theatrical Group first brought it to
Broadway, AIDA features music by pop legend Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, who wrote the lyrics for hit shows like Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita. Set in ancient Egypt, the story focuses on the Nubian princess, Aida, who is captured by an Egyptian captain, Radames. He saves her from a life of hard labor by giving her as a handmaiden to the Egyptian princess Amneris, his future bride. aida

Amneris and Aida become close friends, even as Radames and Aida secretly fall in love. When this dangerous love triangle clashes with a plot to kill the Pharaoh, it shakes the ancient world to its core. A tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, Aida is ultimately the story of three people who are forced to make difficult choices for love, choices that will alter the course of history forever.


AIDA Cast is Announced!

SLOC is thrilled to announce its cast for the epic tale AIDA, to be performed December 2-4
and 8-11, 2011 under the direction of Michael Mensching. Part Broadway musical, part dance spectacular and part rock concert, AIDA is a story about the power and timelessness of love.

The production features the following cast:

Aida- Dashira Cortes; Radames- Nick Abounader;
Amneris- Maggie Ecker; Zoser- Jeffrey Jene;
Pharaoh- Kevin McNamara; Amonasro- Emmett
Ferris; Nehebka- Jennifer Payeur. Palace
Women/Nubians: Allyson Bullock, Sarah
Clermont, Amanda Jo Marshall, Jennifer Payeur,
Trish Scott, Aleatha Williams. Ministers/Soldiers:
Travis Brunell, Matthew Dembling,
Lorenzo Moore Johnson, Kevin McNamara, Andrew
Palmateer, Bobby Ruggles.


Becca Belenchia, Peter Belenchia, Kara DiCaterino,
Leslie Eliashuk, Jane Figueroa, Ashley France,
Anne Gallagher, Maureen Gallagher, Amy Bonati
Geiling, Jeffrey Hocking, Joe Kivlen, Michael
Lotano, Maggie McLellan, Genevieve Mailloux,
Donna Moore, Kelsy Norton, Crystal Potter, Will
Sleasman, Amanda Shpigler, Jeffrey Sullivan, Jason