Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang
Directed by Michael J. Bobbitt
Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, this epic spectacular by glam music genius Elton John chronicles a star-crossed love affair between Aida, a Nubian princess kidnapped from her country, and Radames, an Egyptian captain who enslaved her people. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida must choose between her heart’s desire and her royal responsibility to lead her people to freedom. Constellation Theater has won hearts, minds, and not just a few coveted Helen Hayes awards its gem-like work making musicals and epic theater in miniature scale but no less powerful.
Per the review by John Stoltenberg in DCMetro Arts: “What makes Constellation’s show soar is its opulence of talent. Up close in small at Source, performed with artistry and affinity, it just couldn’t feel any better.”
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