Saturday April 9, 2011 / 8:30pmElton John and Tim Rice's Aida
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How was your experience?
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. It is definitely NOT an opera, but rather a skeletal adaptation lifted from the original story line. Each actor / actress executed their lines and lyrics with a synchronized strength that was both Herculean yet heart-rending at the same time. Yes, the set is minimal, however the spine of AIDA takes place in FRONT of the backdrops with cast performances and vocal renditions exceptional enough to rival any Broadway production