July 30, 2013
Sarah Chapin is Nubian princess Aida, the heroine of the musical tragedy “Aida” in the Vienna Youth Players’ production opening Friday, Aug. 2 at the Vienna Community Center.
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Vienna Youth Players, celebrating 20 years of performances, takes on a Broadway hit musical.
It took two knighted Brits, Elton John and Tim Rice, to create a contemporary musical production based on an Italian opera composed in the late 1800s, set in Egypt of the pharaohs, interpreted with rock music and dance. But John and Rice did, and “Aida” re-interpreted became a Broadway hit. Now, “Aida,” with its elaborate period and not-so-period costuming and modern music and dance is coming to Vienna, performed by the Vienna Youth Players.