Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold auditions for Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA, Monday February 17 and Tuesday February 18 at 7pm. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Chandler Davis, and choreographed by Kevin Lee-y Green runs April 2-6 at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium. Cathy Street (2019 Wilmington Theater Award Winner for Best Newcomer) will music direct. Audition Participants need to prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre style song to sing along with the sheet music. Those wishing to audition may call 910-251-1788 to set up an audition. Callbacks will be Wednesday February 19 at the Community Arts Center. All roles are available.

TACT’s creative team is specifically seeking actors, singers, and dancers of all experience levels from ethnically diverse backgrounds to be a part of their multicultural cast for this production. Aida will also be an official Azalea Festival event this year with the cast performing at the Azalea Festival Parade. Director Chandler Davis is currently the Artistic Director for Thalian Association Community Theater and is the 2019 StarNews Wilmington Theater Award-winner for Best Director of a Musical. Choreographer Kevin Lee-y Green is the Artistic Director and founder of Techmoja Dance & Theatre Company and most recently produced and directed Dreamgirls at Thalian Hall. 

Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames' love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

Established in 1788, Thalian Association Community Theatre is a non-profit, membership organization dedicated to enhancing the Cape Fear region through live community theatre and arts education. Thalian Association Community Theatre produces five major productions annually on the Main Stage at historic Thalian Hall and professionally manages the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center for the City of Wilmington. The youth theatre program was created in 1979 to offer training and performance opportunities for children age seven through high school seniors. In 2007, Thalian Association Community Theatre was designated North Carolina’s Official Community Theater by the state legislature. For more information, go to www.thalian.org.

Schedules

  • Occurs Monday, February 17th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
  • Occurs Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 @ 7:00 pm