Saturday, October 15, 2016

audition notice - AIDA - Hale Centre Theatre - January 21

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions on  Saturday, January 21st for Aida, playing May 18, 2017 – July 1, 2017.

The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, directed by M. Seth Reines, music directed by JR McAlexander, choreographed by Cambrian James, and casting directors David and Corrin Dietlein. Performances are Thursday – Saturday nights with Saturday matinees and possibly some Wednesdays.

Sir Elton John’s and Sir Tim Rice’s spectacular Broadway hit Aida is to be the penultimate performance of the Hale’s new season. The musical garnered four Tony Awards and played on Broadway for more than five years. It’s based on a storybook version of Verdi’s Aida by the internationally acclaimed opera soprano Leontyne Price. In the show, the principals, Amneris, Radames and Aida, are entangled in conflicted loyalties and emotions. Heartfelt and soaring songs magically transport the audience back to ancient Egypt, including “Every Story is a Love Story,” “The Past is Another Land,” as well as Elton John’s top-40 hit “Written in the Stars.”

Audition Information: Saturday, January 21st
Be prepared to sing 16 bars of music.
Bring your own sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.
The casting directors use Casting Manager during the casting process. Please post your head shot and resume to your Casting Manager profile.

Call Backs
Call backs for Aida will be held Saturday, January 28th at 10:00 AM with the first read through scheduled for Monday, April 3rd at 7:00 PM.

Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the theater located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert.

How to make an appointment
CLICK HERE to sign up for an appointment

Each adult actor 16 years of age and older will receive a payment of $25.00 per performance. Child actors will be paid $12.50 for each performance.

Other Notes
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes. Auditions are by appointment only. Any questions may be emailed to


AIDA: (18-25; Female; F3-F5) A beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain. Daughter of King Amonasro.
RADAMES: (20-28; Male; B3-G5) Radames An Egyptian Captain and the son of Zoser. A strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida.
AMNERIS: (18-25; Female; E3 – F5) A beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames. Daughter of the Pharaoh.
MEREB: (16-21; Male; G3-Bb5) A young Nubian slave and servant to Radames. He is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt.
NEHEBKA: (20-35; Female: A3-E5) Nehebka: A Nubian slave who is friendly with Aida. She creates a robe for the Nubian Princess.
ZOSER: (45-60; Male; F4-Ab5) The manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power. He attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames.
AMONASRO: (45-55; Male) An honorable and peaceful man who is imprisoned by Egypt. The King of Nubia and father to Aida.
PHARAOH: (55-65; Male) The Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris. An older, distinguished gentleman.
ENSEMBLE: (20-40; Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) A strong, dancing/singing ensemble consisting of men and women. Ministers, Soldiers, Egyptian Men, Palace Women, Nubians, Guards, Dancers
M. Seth Reines, Artistic Director of Arizona’s Showtune Productions, served as Artistic Director of Little Theatre on the Square, Illinois’ oldest Equity Stock Company for 25 years and Artistic Producer for Prather Entertainment Group for over 10 years.  A member of the Society for Directors and Choreographers and Actors Equity, Seth has staged over 450 productions for stage and television, including national tours of All Shook Up, The Wedding Singer, Sunday in the Park With George and South Pacific Winner of the Cleveland Drama Critics’ Award and San Francisco’s Dramalogue Award, Seth has directed  such stage luminaries as Sierra Boggess, Emily Loesser, Angela Lansbury, Chita Rivera, Tom Wopat, and Peter Allen.

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