Elton John and Tim Rice’s “AIDA”, the broadway musical, will be presented at the Mielke Arts Center.
The singing is like nothing ever heard in our theatre, according to Cheryl Folkerts, a long time Guild member and a singer in her own right. The Box in the Wood Theatre Guild is only the second community theatre in Wisconsin to put on this production.
The show opens on July 14-17 and 20-24. All evening performances are at 7 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays only. Adult tickets are $10 and students under 18, $5. For this show only, we request that students be at least 12 years old to attend.
“AIDA” is a contemporary musical about the forbidden love between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. The pop-rock score features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers. “AIDA” premiered on Broadway in 2000 and received 3 Tony awards. It also won the 2001 Grammy for Best Musical Show album. Director is Dan Terrio, a native of Bowler. Dan is also Vice President of The Box in the Wood Theatre Guild. Musical director is Kari Devine of Appleton, who has a lengthy theatrical resume.
Our cast features over 20 local musicans and actors. The principal characters in the cast include Ellen Kann (Aida), Andrew Ott (Radames), Olivia Jeske (Amneris), Tom Webster (Zoser), Karl Laude (Mereb), Maribeth Weidner (Nehebka) and Tony Klose (Pharoah). Completing the cast are: Brittany Pensis, Sam Zaddack, Megan Schulz, Gus Kroenke, Tony Watters, Andre Korenak, Chris Watters, Jacob Yorton, Brooke Friedrichs, Tianna Field, Jenni Heup, Kelsy Kowalkowski, Natalie Hohn, and Tammy Watters.
Production team includes: Amber Pamperin (rehearsal accompanist), Cherish Heath (stage manager),Nick Schutt (ass’t stage mgr./prop master), Shasta Prey and Ali Nowak (choreographers), Dierdra Stary (costume designer), Steven Stary (light choreographer), Don Klose (lights), Chris Dalke (sound), Will Church (lighting/sound ass’t), Amy Steenbock and Mary Beth Kuester (House management), Hilary Sumnicht (graphic designer/publicity), Ann Van Grinsven, (Producer).
As you can see, there are many talented people involved in the production of “AIDA”. They’re all working hard to bring you a show that will knock your socks off! You must be there! Reserve your tickets now! Call our theatre reservation line at 715-526-2525 or, if you want to pay in advance by credit card, we now offer online ticket service for “AIDA” at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/182275.
See you at the Mielke, and hold on to your socks!