Goshen News, Goshen, IN

January 13, 2013

West Noble theater troupe to perform ‘Aida’


THE GOSHEN NEWS

— West Noble High School’s theatre troupe, Theatre33 will present the  winter musical “Aida” Friday through Jan. 20.

The program begins at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m Sunday. This contemporary-rock musical is based on a well-oved opera and children’s story.  Adult tickets are $6  and student tickets are $5.

As the show opens, a statue of Amneris, a female Pharaoh, comes to life and transports us to ancient Egypt, where we find a variety of character struggling with expectations and obligations, with dreams and fears, with passion and greed, as well as loyalty and love.

“Aida” is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s Italian opera, which was based on a story written by Auguste Mariette. The musical originated from a children’s storybook version of Verdi’s opera written by the soprano Leontyne Price.