Youthful Artists of The us, the region’s premier training ground for musical theater, is pulling out the stops for their 10-yr anniversary effectiveness and celebration and return to their home stage of The Songs Center at Strathmore given that the onset of the pandemic. On Sunday, April 3, around 140 youthful artists (center and significant university) from YAAOrchestra, YAACompany, and YAAjunior additionally a visitor chorus from Westlake Superior Faculty in Waldorf, MD, and guest dancers from Specific Dance Functions in Hyattsville, MD, will get the stage to complete a fully symphonic presentation of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida.
Directed by Broadway’s Kevin S. McAllister (Caroline, or Transform, Come From Away), the manufacturing will attribute the original symphonic orchestrations by Steve Margoshes, Man Babylon, and Paul Bogaev, and new expanded orchestrations by Oran Eldor.
Reported McAllister about the demonstrate: “Honestly, I’m a enormous lover of the 3 humongously flawed characters that make up this narrative: Aida, Radames, and Amneris. They all want to be cherished by the other people in an extraordinary way. Just about every of them controls a nation and nonetheless however battles with self and moral obligation about motivation to their men and women. It is an nearly not possible conclusion for everyone to make and nonetheless each and every of them owns their selections. They every single really like and shed with the entire heart. It is epic. So, I arrive back to direct it time immediately after time for the reason that there is always one thing new to master. There’s usually a new layer to the piece that I, the director, can discover as perfectly. It’s just actually touching and I by no means develop exhausted of it.”
Just before the production, there will be a exclusive presentation of a Mentorship Award to Carol Trawick of The Jim and Carol Trawick Basis for her support, commitment, and mentorship to YAA in excess of the past 10 years.
A article-efficiency, complimentary reception hosted by Ed Grossman & Rochelle Stanfield and Ollen & Julia Douglass will get place in the Lockheed Martin Lobby and will attribute leisure and a silent auction.
“What’s not to love about Youthful Artists of The us?” continued McAllister. “There’s decades of determination to the development of younger artistry, accurate artists of all ages with a serious commitment to discovering and instructing the foundations of good artistry… It does not get any improved. If you’ve in no way viewed a YAA manufacturing, you will not believe that these are pupils!”
Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida will be executed by Young Artists of America the moment only on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 4:00 pm at The Audio Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, MD. Tickets ($18–$75) and far more info can be identified at yaa.org/spring-manufacturing
COVID Safety: Masks are essential at all instances for all patrons and website visitors irrespective of vaccination position in all indoor areas at Strathmore. All audience associates age 5 and in excess of will have to current 1 of the subsequent at the doorway with their ticket to attain admittance: proof of whole vaccination in opposition to COVID-19 or a negative PCR exam (taken concerning March 31 – April 2, 2022). Strathmore’s Vax FAQs are right here. YAA’s Health and Security Protocols are here.
Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida
Songs by Elton John | Lyrics by Tim Rice
Reserve by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang
Unique Orchestrations by Steve Margoshes, Male Babylon, and Paul Bogaev
New Expanded Orchestrations by Oran Eldor
Clips of past YAA productions are obtainable on YouTube.
About Youthful Artists of The us
For above a 10 years, Younger Artists of The us has reimagined the landscape of undertaking arts schooling by nurturing an inclusive local community of storytellers that issues dominant norms and fosters inventive adaptability in an ever-altering environment. Serving college students at all skill degrees from grade college via post-collegiate years, YAA gives the courageous space for young artists to experiment, get dangers, and think about the entire world as a result of their artistry. With an emphasis on individualized associations in between college students, best-degree educating artists, and experienced mentors, we propel our younger artists in their artistic and individual journey, though bringing excellent performances to the neighborhood. Our dynamic strategy prepares learners for their foreseeable future by fostering their capability to build possibilities on phase and in life as the very best variations of themselves. yaa.org