Theatre Department to present “Aida” in October

The Northwest Mississippi Community College Theatre Department will present its fall musical, Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida.” The show will be directed by Sadie Shannon, theatre chair.

Performance times for the show are Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Friday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. All performances will be held in the Fine Arts Auditorium on the Senatobia campus. Tickets are $5 general admission and available at the door. Northwest students are free with student ID.

“Based on the opera of the same title, Elton John and Tim Rice’s ‘Aida’ is a love story unfolding a love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess who has been stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the man they both love. The remarkably written libretto divulges tales of love, loyalty, betrayal and heartbreak,” Shannon said.

The cast includes Brietta Goodman, as Aida; Bret Arton, Radames; Kate Walker, Amneris; Mya Murrell, Nehebka; Rodney Hall, Mereb; Daniel Thompson, Zoser;  Mike Lilly, Pharaoh and Jordan Hearvey as Amonsaro.

Ensemble members include Austin Jones, Nelson Meredith, Alberto Genelle, Noah White, Chris Dlugach, Josh Genelle, Ian Duggan, Joshua Luther, Samuel Jones, Nathan Tillman, Chandler Abner, Matthew Deickhous, Abby Morton, Mary Cassidy McLaughlin, Iniyah Davis, Zaida Lugo, Skyler Smith, Ashley Blackburn, Summer Watson, Allison Alexander, Raylah Quarles, Iya-Marie Turner and Kaitlyn Williams.

Crew members are Jasmine Kelley, stage manager and Skylar Gardner, Brittney Berryman and Chapel Chumley, assistant stage managers. Dr. Saundra Bishop is the musical director and Alyssa Algee is technical director. Austin Jones, Abby Morton, and Kate Walker are choreographers.

“This is the largest show we have done and has the largest cast we have had in over 11 years. We are excited to be able to present this show to the community,” Shannon said.

For more information, contact Shannon at 662-562-3329 or email sshannon@northwestms.edu.

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