Sun, Aug 15 | Osceola Arts

Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida - Auditions

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Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida - Auditions

Time & Location

Aug 15, 6:00 PM – Aug 16, 10:00 PM
Osceola Arts, 2411 E Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, FL 34744, USA

About the Event

Osceola Arts is excited to open our 2021-2022 Theatre Season with Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida! 

Directed by: Desiree Montes

Music Director: Brandon Martin

Choreographer: James Tuuao

Seeking Non-Union actors. Union members are also encouraged to attend. All roles paid. Seeking Dancers, Actors & Singers who move well.

All Actors are welcomed and urged to attend. We commit to practicing diverse and inclusive casting without regard to disability, race, age, color, National origin, sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Actors should come prepared with 16-32 bars of a pop, rock, R&B, or gospel song in addition to a 1-minute comedic or dramatic monologue. An accompanist will be provided. Actors are required to provide their own sheet music (or track for live Zoom audition).

Auditions will be held in-person at Osceola Arts on Sunday, August 15th & Monday, August 16th from 6-9pm. Select live Zoom auditions will also be available from 9-10p on both evenings. 

Actors may be asked to attend callbacks after their audition. Callbacks will be held in-person at Osceola Arts on Tuesday, August 17th and Wednesday, August 18th at 6pm.

Audition appointments are available per half an hour. You will receive an email confirmation with your approved audition time and additional audition details, including Covid safety measures, during the week of August 9th. 

Rehearsals: August 22nd – September 18th

Tech Week: Sunday, September 19th – Thursday, September 23rd

Performances: Fri, September 24th - Sun, October 10th. 7:30pm & 2:00pm shows (10 shows)

If you have any questions or need to cancel/reschedule an appointment please email auditions@osceolaarts.org.

Description: 

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.

An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh's daughter, Amneris. 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.

With an unforgettable score, featuring soaring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Aida is a modern crowd-pleaser that embraces multicultural casting and exuberant dancing.

Character Breakdown

Aida

A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro.

Age: 25-30

Mezzo-Soprano belt

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: F3

Radames

An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida.

Age: 25-30

Bari-tenor/Tenor

Vocal range top: A4

Vocal range bottom: B2

Amneris

A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh.

Age: 25-30

Mezzo-Soprano belt

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: E3

Mereb

A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt.

Age: 16 to 21

Tenor

Vocal range top: Bb4

Vocal range bottom: G2

Zoser

The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames.

Age: 45 to 55

Baritone/Low Tenor

Vocal range top: Ab4

Vocal range bottom: F3

Pharaoh

The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman.

Age: 55 to 65

Nehebka

A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess.

Age: 20 to 35

Mezzo-Soprano

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

Amonasro

An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida.

Age: 45 to 55

Ensemble

Ministers, Soldiers, Egyptian Men, Palace People, Nubians, Dancers