Aida

Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida Reviews

Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

131 ratings
4.1 average rating
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RL
29 events
7 reviews
12 stars
attended Mar 18 2011

Meh, the play left a lot to be desired.

Stage production was...well what stage production?

Costumes, er...aside from the supporting cast, what costumes? Couild someone PLEASE tell me why does Radames (the Captain) is wearing an outfit out...continued

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38 events
9 reviews
69 stars
attended Apr 09 2011

Excellent casting, powerful voices, poignant acting, captivating story. I loved the show and the score. I disagree with RL's review. The costumes, music, script and staging are purposefully geared to complement this pop-culture version of AIDA. ...continued

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8 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

Can I give this a 4.5? Strong voices. Nice, charismatic stage presence. Overall, very enjoyable production. Not bothered by the modern set, and what some found to be incongruous costuming. It's about the story and the singers' beautiful...continued

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11 events
7 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

Much of the music was great, but Radames and Amneris simply were not engaging characters. And their costumes, leather pants and a chest exposing jacket for him and contemporary, glittery, slinky gown for her?! We needed to keep the Egyptian...continued

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14 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 02 2011

This was an amazing play!!! I loved everything about it! the songs, the actors, the costumes!! The theater is very nice too!! its a little chilly inside so dress in layers.

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Goldstar Member
12 events
2 reviews
10 stars
28 events
12 reviews
28 stars
attended Mar 19 2011

Scenery was sparce - the mobile pyramid was very random. Not sure why Radames was dressed by the Gap while all the other Egyptians wore traditional robes. He looked out of place. Very good singing but emotional connections within the love triangle...continued

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11 reviews
3 stars
12 events
7 reviews
11 stars
attended Mar 31 2011

It was just okay. The singing was beautiful but the choreography was a little hokey.

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9 events
3 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 31 2011

I didn't expect much--suburban venue and all. BUT THIS WAS TERRIFIC! Very very very good!

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4 events
3 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 31 2011

The Drury Lane Oakbrook production of Aida was fabulous!!! The singing, the staging, the lighting and the dancing were superb, creating a theatre experience that takes you to another place in time. I have been recommending the show all day and...continued

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3 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Apr 02 2011

Beautiful voices, music, costumes and settings retelling the story of Aida. An excellent evening's entertainment!

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8 events
2 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 25 2011

The music and storyline are incredibly powerful, and this production matched it with strong vocal leads and a solid dancing ensemble. The staging, as has been reviewed by others, left a bit to be desired (who blocks a song with the leads turned...continued

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2 events
2 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 24 2011

Went with my 17 year old daughter, it was okay. I hate to say that because I do think there were some very strong performers and the majority of the dancing was amazing. Have to admit that some of the staging was just so wrong that my mind would...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Mar 31 2011

It was OK - 3 of 5 stars. Costumes virtaully non-existent. The music was probably good, but someone needs to remind the director that, with today's technology, it is not necessary for the singer's to SCREAM to reach the back row. I WAS in the...continued

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12 reviews
2 stars
attended Apr 02 2011

very good musical. performers had terrific and powerful voices.

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Mar 27 2011

I went to see Aida with my 17 year old daughter and 26 year old daughter. We all enjoyed the show very much.The music and voices of the performers was very nice. I thought that the group of Nubian woman sang together so melodically. The story was...continued

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1 review
3 stars
attended Apr 03 2011

This was a great show! The voices were amazing the chemisty between the characters mesmerizing and the entire cast deserved (and got) a standing ovation.

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Andrea L
189 events
93 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 31 2011

I just saw the beginning of a previous review, and I expect I probably agree:

While I could probably wax poetic on all of the faults, it boils down to this being a total mish-mash.

On the good side, there was an interesting play off the...continued

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23 events
17 reviews
18 stars
attended Mar 31 2011

The 2 lead female voices are outstanding. Lead male is average. I did not know the story line before seeing the event......different twist, but a typical sad love story.

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