The four-time Tony Award-winning musical based on Verdi’s opera tells the star-crossed story of the unlikely love triangle between Amneris, the Pharaoh’s daughter; Radames, captain of the Egyptian army; and Aida, an enslaved Nubian princess. As forbidden love blossoms between Aida and Radames, the young lovers must choose between love, responsibility and death. A drama like that deserves a dramatic backdrop: “We’ll be transforming the lobby into a museum-like Egyptian exhibit featuring Egyptian artifacts on loan from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science,” says Rabin.
Aida opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Aurora Fox, 9900 East Colfax Avenue in Aurora; it runs through Sunday, January 19. Tickets start at $27 for adults and $19 for students; to buy yours and to get more information, go to ignitetheatre.com or call 720-362-2697.
Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, 2:30 p.m.; Mon., Dec. 30, 7:30 p.m. Starts: Dec. 28. Continues through Jan. 19, 2013