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Aida Costume Rentals

A pop rock musical story of forbidden love set in BC Egypt and in the present (2000)
Elton John, music; Tim Rice, lyrics; Linda Wolverton, et al, book

2000

the story in the Verdi opera of the same name and Elton Johns music

Tracy Notes About This Show

Our Egyptian costumes are based on what we know of clothing worn in ancient Egypt, and reflect their opulence for the royalty, and the soft, look of naturally dyed, loose garments of the slaves.

We chose to place the style of the fashion show in the pop rock period, using flesh colored fabric to indicate cutouts in the garment without being revealing, and making them very easy in and out changes.

The MANTLE OF RESPONSIBILITY is our own creation, based on the Broadway original, and is a lightweight patchwork "mantle" flowing from a pillbox headpiece worn by Aida. The mantle extends 12' from the back of the head, and is 22' wide at its widest point. There are 5 hand loops around the edges, so the slaves can carry it suspended above the ground.


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Design Elements

representations of desert, river, palace; Egyptian motifs with a modern twist

Challenges

finding a melding of the ancient with the pop rock nature of the music. The fashion show is it's own challenge, in that it represents the queen's penchant for stylish clothing with very fast changes both in and out, depending on the casting.

Plot Synopsis

contemporary musical take on a grand classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Together, they set a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. (MTI)

Popular Musical Numbers

  • Every Story is a Love Story
  • Fortune Favors the Brave
  • Another Pyramid
  • How I Know You
  • My Strongest Suit
  • Enchantment Passing Through
  • Not Me
  • Elaborate Lives
  • The Gods Love Nubia
  • A Step Too Far
  • Easy As Life
  • Like Father Like Son
  • Written In the Stars