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With soaring ballads and exhilarating dance numbers, Aida will leave you moved and inspired by the power of love to transcend politics, war, and even death.


Brilliantly brought to life by the renowned songwriting team of The Lion King, this legendary musical chronicles a star-crossed love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess kidnapped from her country; Radames, the Egyptian captain who enslaved her people; and his fiancée Princess Amneris. As attractions intensify, Aida must choose between her heart’s desire and her responsibility to lead her nation to freedom.

Aida Closed on November 18!



music by Elton John    
lyrics by Tim Rice
book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang

directed by Michael J. Bobbitt
music direction by Walter “Bobby” McCoy
choreography by Tony Thomas II

Run Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.


Closed on November 18, 2018.

Media Gallery
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In The News

"The gorgeous voice of Shayla S. Simmons would be reason enough to make seeing the new production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Tony Award-winning musical AIDA an evening well spent ...but wait, there’s so much more!"

- DC Digest

“Visual Pizzazz!”

- Metro Weekly


“Stellar performances in Constellation’s standout production… 5 Stars!”

- DC Theatre Scene


“The singing is absolutely glorious!”

- DC Metro Theater Arts


“A staggeringly powerful and stunningly beautiful production!”

- Theatre Bloom


“Ms. Simmons stops the show cold with "Easy as Life" in the second act. Her strong presence commands the stage throughout. The chemistry between her and Parker-Namdar in one of the big love duets ("Written in the Stars") is palpable and the vocals are first-rate.” - The DCist 


“Director Michael J. Bobbitt, Musical Director Walter “Bobby” McCoy, and Choreographer Tony Thomas II have together triangulated a compelling production with a first-rate cast of actor-singer-dancers and a band so well balanced by Sound Designer Roc Lee that we hear every musical nuance, every emotional note.”

- DC Metro Theater Arts

Aida premiered on Broadway on March 23, 2000, running for 1,852 performances until September 5, 2004. It was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four including Best Original Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress, and was also named by Time Magazine as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year.

Creative Team

Music  by

Elton John

Lyrics  by

Tim Rice

Book by

Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang


Michael J. Bobbitt

Musical Director

Walter “Bobby” McCoy


Tony Thomas II

Costume Designer

Kenann M. Quander

Scenic Designer

A.J. Guban

Lighting Designer

A.J. Guban

Sound Designer

Roc Lee

Properties Designer

Tony Koehler

Fight Choreographer

Ryan Sellers

Stage Manager

Kirsten Parker

Assistant Director

Sean-Maurice Lynch

Associate Music Director

Marika Countouris

Assistant Choreographer

Pep Targete

Production ASM

Lynda Bruce

Assistant Stage Manager

Thomas Nagata

Technical Director

Mike Salmi

Master Electrician

Alex Keen

Scenic Charge

Kelley Rowan

Sound Engineer

Kevin Alexander

Audio 1

Jon Roberts

Audio 2

Tosin Olufolabi


Jason Wilson


Manny Arciniega


Mila Weiss


Jaime Ibacache

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