Wednesday, November 12, 2008


For Christmas the last couple of years, my in-laws have given us season tickets to a theatre in the area. It is a theatre-in-the-round, which means that the audience surrounds the stage and there's not as much stage settings as a regular stage would have. Almost every play or musical we've ever seen there has been excellent. I don't think the actors are paid very well, but they love what they do and it shows.

Last weekend we went to see Aida. I didn't really know anything about it and I didn't know what to expect. It was amazing. The music was great, the acting and singing were wonderful, and it was a beautiful story. This was the Elton John and Tim Rice version based on the opera Aida. It's a rocked out version that I thought was very cool. The princess wears evening gowns and is very fashion conscious, the bad guy's henchmen look like Keanu Reeves and they just stepped out of the Matrix movies, and the leading man looks like a rock star. So even though the setting is ancient Egypt, it has a modern day feel. If you ever get the chance to see Aida, I'd take it.


Julie J. said...

I got to see this at BYU a few years ago. It is so fun, and you walk out humming the songs. I wish I had purchased the music right after I had seen it so I could still picture the show as I listen. It's a good one.

Tamara said...

Sounds like fun. We don't get to attend many plays. Daiko is not much into theater. He just likes action movies.