Is currently starring in Aida at Axlerod Performing Arts Center.
“I’m grateful to be playing a role I’ve dreamt about since I was 12," Anita said. “ 'Aida' is just as relevant today as it was when it premiered in 2000. It captures the true strength and essence of a woman. It encourages its audience to be vulnerable, brave, lean into the uncomfortable, love and be loved.”
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Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Elton John
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang.
May 31, June 1, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15 at 8 PM;
June 1, 8, 13, 15 at 2 PM; June 2, 9, 16 at 3 PM
TICKETS: Premium Adult: $64, Regular Adult: $58, Premium Senior: $56, Regular Senior: $50
Starring American Idol’s Ace Young (Broadway’s Hair and Grease) as Radames and introducing Anita Welch in the title role and Erin Maya as Amneris, Elton John and Tim Rice’s AIDA features a score by famed pop star and the composer of The Lion King and Billy Elliot and the lyricist of Evita, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast. The Axelrod production is being directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado (Broadway’s In the Heights and On Your Feet!).
Sir Elton John and Sir Tim Rice’s award-winning musical AIDA is regarded as one of the great musicals of the current century with a multi-Tony-and Grammy-winning score. The Axelrod’s production boasts a dream team joining director-choreographer Luis Salgado, including set designer Kate Rance, lighting designer Herrick Goldman, sound designer Kevin Johnson, costume designer Robert Croghan and properties designer Susan Bloir. The Salgado Productions team includes Musical Director Ricky Romano, Associate Director Valeria Cossu, Assistant Choreographer Myriam Gadri and Production Supervisor Heather Hogan. The show is being produced by Artistic Director Andrew DePrisco and CEO Jess Levy.
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