Famed soprano Leontyne Price penned a children’s book based on the Giuseppe Verdi opera “Aida” and Disney initially bought the rights to make it an animated film. “The Mouse” instead changed destinations and developed it for the Broadway stage with songs by Elton John.

The story of forbidden love between an Ethiopian princess and an Egyptian leader went on to play in major markets for nearly 20 years. It also won both a Tony and Grammy award.

Auditions for a local version will be held Jan. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. at Joe Jefferson Playhouse, 11 S. Carlen St. Callbacks, if needed will be Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.

Producers are looking for all ethnicities, ages 16 and up and those who can sing and learn choreography.

Interested parties are asked to come prepared with at least 32 bars (about 2 minutes) of music to sing. Your section can be from “Aida” or any other piece of music. Please also bring your own sheet music for the pianist.
Show will run March 27 through April 12 for a total of 9 performances.