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Williamsburg Players to Hold Auditions for”Aida” Musical

The Williamsburg Players will hold auditions for “Aida.” (WYDaily file)

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Players will hold auditions for its June production of “Aida.”

The Williamsburg Players’ production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s “Aida” is directed by Dana Margulies Cauthen and will run June 2-18 as part of the theatre company’s 64th season.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4 at 7 p.m. Those auditioning do not need to come both nights.

Auditioners are asked to prepare a one-minute musical audition, with either sheet music or an accompaniment CD. An accompanist will be provided. Auditioners should choose a selection that is not from “Aida,” and should be dressed to move with appropriate footwear.

With music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, “Aida” is an epic musical tale based on the opera of the same name that follows the love triangle between Aida, a kidnapped Nubian princess, Amneris, the pharaoh’s daughter, and Radames, a soldier of Egypt. It was by originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions.

The show’s characters are Amneris, Radames, Aida, Mereb, Zoser, Amonasro, Nehebka, Pharaoh and ensemble members.

“Aida” run June 2-18 at the James-York Play House, 200 Hubbard Lane in Williamsburg. Performances will take place on Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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