Hello and welcome to another year of the Cardinal's Players, my name is Steph, and I'll [hopefully] be your play guide.
Yes, as you have read, Aida is the musical Spellman is doing for 05-06, directed by Mr. Philp.
Spellman thinks its on broadway.
Just kidding. This play is a personal favorite of mine, so I'll fill you in on anything you need to know
There's alot, so most of it will be under a cut.
Anyone is welcome to try out, don't believe all the hype that's been spread around in school.
Things to help you [Major Characters are in bold, Supporting Characters are Italicized]:
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Okay... now that you know the Characters, let's hear the story!
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Now that you now know the story, please pay attention to the important dates!
Oct. 18 & 19: Dance audition and Dance callbacks [respectively] Everyone must come appropriately dressed to auditions.
Under no circumstances will anyone be allowed to audition in their uniform
[examples of appropriate clothing: gym clothes, sweatpants, t-shirts, sneakers, dance shoes [not required]]
Oct. 20 & 21: Vocal audition and Vocal callbacks [respectively]
Everyone must come prepared to sing a song from the musical.
Ladies MUST sing either an Amneris or Aida song.
Men MUST sing either a Radames, Mereb or Zoser song.
You will not be required to sing the whole song, just 16 measures [about 30 seconds, maybe less. I usually say its a stanza.]
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Wow..thats a lot of information, I'll give you a while to take that all in.
Lyrics to the songs in the show can be found here: http://www.stlyrics.com/a/aida.htm
The CD is $13 on Amazon, I tried B&N at Bay Plaza and FYE in the Bronx, they don't have it, so your best bet is Sam Goody in Mt. Vernon or the Virgin Megastores in Union Square or Times Square <=[the largest music store in the world...seriously, its huge.]
There are two versions of the soundtrack: The 2000 Original Broadway Cast Recording includes all twenty-one musical numbers from the Broadway incarnation of the show. The 1999 Concept Album features Elton John performing his own music along with pop stars Sting, Tina Turner, Angelique Kidjo, Spice Girls, Janet Jackson, Boyz II Men, Shania Twain, Lenny Kravitz, James Taylor, Lulu, Kelly Price, and Dru Hill. Additionaly, two tracks, "A Step Too Far" and "Elaborate Lives", feature the voices of Heather Headley and Sherie Rene Scott.
GET THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING  PLZKTHX.
As always, I wish everyone good luck, and I hope you'll make every effort to join!
For more information on the play visit: http://www.mtishows.com/show_home.asp?ID=000266
Thank you guys!
P.S - I'm not in charge of Crew, Ashley red_teardrops is... so.. no questions about crew plz, kthx.