Thursday, June 9, 2011

Aida in Manila June 24-July 10

  (The Philippine Star)
Original Article can be found HERE

Fresh from presenting the hit musical Next To Normal, Atlantis Productions now brings the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Aida to Manila! Featuring an exciting pop-rock score by Elton John and Tim Rice, Aida is a timeless story of forbidden love that blooms and endures despite overwhelming, dangerous odds.

Aida, played by Ima Castro, is an enslaved Nubian princess who falls in love with her captor, Radames a captain in the Egyptian army and the betrothed lover of Princess Amneris, played by Rachel Alejandro. The young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately brings peace between their warring nations.

The young man caught in the middle of this love triangle is Myke Salomon who plays Radames, leader of the Egyptian army who in his quest for adventure and finds true love instead.

Myke says, “It is an honor to finally be part of an Atlantis show. I am very thankful that they entrusted me with this role. I am looking forward to becoming Radames. Aida is a very simple, moving love story with gorgeous songs. It is very musically challenging and I am looking forward to the challenge.”

Myke rose to prominence as the human beatbox of the Akafellas. While the rest of the boys sang in harmony sans musical accompaniment, Myke provided every other imaginable percussive sound and accent for the group. These skills quickly overshadowed the singer in Myke until recently. He has gone solo and has released an album titled Homework. He is also part of the Sabado Boys. He has dabbled in theater of late as part of Magsimula Ka and Care Divas. With Aida, he takes on his biggest challenge to date.

“Myke wowed us at our auditions with his effortless singing and musicality,” says Aida director, Chari Arespacochaga. “He will be a great foil to Ima, Rachel, Hajji Alejandro and the rest of the cast.”

Disney Theatricals premiered Aida on Broadway on March 23, 2000, running for 1,852 performances until Sept. 5, 2004. It was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score. The musical ran from 2001-2003 and 2006-2007 in two US national tours, performed on international productions in 20 countries, and continues to be produced all over the world.

Catch Atlantis Productions' AIDA on its closing weekend!
July 9, 2011  (Saturday) 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM
 @ RCBC Plaza, Makati City

Contact the following ticket sellers: 
Borgy Marzan (0922.888.5344)
Robert Marzan (0922.888.5348)
or Onay Sales (0918.536.2116)

Click here to view July 9 - 2PM Seat Plan:

Click here to view July 9 - 8PM Seat Plan

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