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.
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
- 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.
Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang
Michael J. Bobbitt
Walter “Bobby” McCoy
Tony Thomas II
Kenann M. Quander
Associate Music Director
Assistant Stage Manager