Aida

Aida: Based on Giuseppe Verdi's opera of the same name, this Disney Theatrical version showcases lyrics by Tim Rice, music by Elton John and a book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang. This epic love story follows Old Kingdom Nubian princess Aida as she is enslaved by and falls in love with the Egyptian prince Radames while leading her people to freedom. 

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Rental Costumes for Aida

 

            What do you get when you request a FREE costume plot from The Costumer?  We will send you the listing and costume description for the entire show, organized by act and scene for your convenience. The Costumer is proud to provide quality Adult and Children’s rental costumes for productions of Aida! Group costume rentals for Aida cover the entire cast including leads including Aida, Radames, Amneris, Zoser, Mereb, and the Pharaoh, as well as ensemble members such as Zoser’s Ministers, the Egyptian Soldiers, and Amneris’ Ladies in Waiting.

 

            Aida opened on Broadway on March 23rd, 2000 and closed four years later after 1,852 performances. The musical is based on the opera of the same name written by Antonio Ghislanzoni with music by Guiseppe Verdi. The musical adaptation of the classic love story features music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. The show was also originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions. With Elton John’s eclectic musical style, and exceptional costume and scenic design, Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four.

 

            The musical follows the story of Aida, an enslaved Nubian princess, who finds herself entangled with the affections of Radames, a captain of the Egyptian army, who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s beautiful yet insecure daughter, Amneris. As Aida is caught in this dangerous love triangle and her forbidden feelings for Radames grow, she is forced to weigh her heart against the duty of leading her oppressed Nubian people. The timeless love story of Aida and Radames stands as a shining example of devotion that transcends borders and cultural differences of warring peoples.

 

            The story begins in the Ancient Egypt wing of a modern museum where a man and woman touring the exhibit catch each other’s eyes from across the room. As their gazes lock, the statue of the beautiful female pharaoh, Amneris, comes to life and Elton John’s score begins to swell as she begins to sing, “Every Story is a Love Story.” Through her song, the alluring Amneris then transports the couple and the audience to Ancient Egypt, and the young man transforms into the handsome captain Radames, leading the Egyptian army into battle in the land of Egypt’s age-old enemy, Nubia. As he leads his men into battle, Radames proclaims, “Fortune Favors the Brave”.

 

            From the very start of this fantastical tale, The Costumer will ensure that your audience is immediately carried from our familiar contemporary surroundings into the world of Ancient Egypt! Amneris will come to life in an elegant royal dress fit for a fierce female pharaoh, complete with a Queen Nefertiti style headpiece and matching cape. Once the transition to the land of Nubia is made, the young man from the museum will shed his modern clothes and transform into Radames. Clad in striking red Egyptian military garb with his eye-catching amulet around his neck, Radames will be more than ready to lead his platoon of fierce soldiers in their matching red uniforms.

 

            Radames’ forces soon capture a group of Nubian women, draped in rags and the dulled garb of slaves. The same woman from the museum, now transformed into one of the Nubian women, tries to escape by nearly overpowering one of her captors. Radames becomes captivated by this fearless Nubian woman, who calls herself Aida. Radames subsequently commands her to wash his back, however Aida refuses. She proclaims through the song “The Past is Another Land,” that although the Egyptians had taken everything from her and her people, they will never take their spirit. Upon returning to Egypt, Radames saves Aida’s companions by sending them to the palace groundskeeper instead of the copper mines where they would have faced certain death. Radames also ensures that Aida will serve as a handmaiden to his fiancé, Princess Amneris.

 

            Radames then reunites with his father, the scheming Chief Minister Zoser. The minister greets his son with the news that the Pharaoh is dying. Through the help of his loyal ministers in the flashy song “Another Pyramid,” Zoser tells his son that he must soon prepare himself to take the dying Pharaoh’s place as the next ruler of Egypt. Unbeknownst to Radames, Zoser has been secretly poisoning the Pharaoh to speed up his son’s ascension to the throne.

 

            With the help of The Costumer’s rental costumes, Zoser and his conniving comrade ministers will look their dastardly best. Draped in a long black tunic robe with bloody red trim and matching black pants, Zoser will command onstage with his wicked presence, or as he slinks about in the shadows as he plots. As if they were Zoser’s shadows, his many ministers will be clothed in matching black uniforms with red trim.

 

            Trouble soon starts to follow Aida as she begins to take on her new duties, for she is seen by another Nubian slave, Mereb. Mereb recognizes her as the daughter of the Nubian king, however Aida commands him to keep this information a secret, otherwise it may cost her life if the Egyptians were to find out. Matters become even more fraught and tangled when Aida and Radames begin to fall for each other, and Aida’s father Amanasro is captured by Radames’ armies.

 

             This is only a mere glimpse at what The Costumer has to offer for Aida the musical! With the help of our rental costumes, let your artistic vision come to life onstage and transport your audience to Aida’s magical world. Request your free plot today!

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