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April 6-15: Mainstage Musical 'Aida'

Season-ending production will be performed in the Ted Paul Theatre.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Theatre and Dance News Release, 3-30-2017

PHOTO: Aida (Jessica Staples, left) is daughter of Amonasro and Princess of Nubia; Radames (Gabe Sell, right) is captain of the Egyptian army, son of Zoser and fiancé to Amneris, who is princess of Egypt and daughter of the pharaoh.

MANKATO – Elton John’s and Tim Rice’s follow-up to the hugely successful Disney movie “The Lion King” was based on another children’s story, “Aida.” And with John and Rice at the helm, the resulting transformation into a Broadway hit was an epic musical with powerful music and an engaging love story.

Centering around an ancient Egyptian love triangle, “Aida” is the Minnesota State University, Mankato Theatre & Dance season-ending Mainstage musical, opening Thursday, April 6, in the Ted Paul Theatre.

The musical of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicles the conflict between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country; Amneris, an Egyptian princess; and Radames, the soldier they both love. Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. This is a Minnesota State Mankato premiere.

“Aida” runs 7:30 p.m. April 6-8 and 13-15; and 2 p.m. April 9 and 15 in the Ted Paul Theatre, Earley Center for Performing Arts, Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Tickets are $22 regular; $19 for seniors ages 65 and older, children under 16 and groups of 15 or more; and $15 for Minnesota State Mankato students.

Minnesota State Mankato students who present at the Box Office a coupon posted at or other Minnesota State Mankato Theatre social media accounts may receive 2-for-1 admission to the 2 p.m. Saturday, April 15 performance. Coupons may be presented electronically or in print.

Contact Amanda Dyslin at 507-389-6663, or for more information.  

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