The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce the cast for Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA, playing October 11-27, 2019. Winner of four Tony® Awards, Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, with an exhilarating Tony and Grammy Award winning score by Elton John & Tim Rice. An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter, Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes 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.
Leading the cast is Kim Onah as Aida, with Jordan Bollwerk as Radames and Kristin Wetherington as Amneris. The show also stars Andrew Foote (Zoser), Devin J. Hall (Mereb), John Anthony Lopez (Pharoah), Kevin Brooks (Amnorso), Blair Beasley (Nehebka). Completing the cast are Shante Clark, Charlsey Coyle, Meghan Deeley, Mike Ferlita, Chelsea Ann Jones, Thomas Knapp, Cameron Loyal, TJ Newton, Matthew Oster, Dayna Marie Quincy and Kristina Walz.
“We are thrilled to have Aida in our Mainstage season, said Stephen Ferri, WPPAC Executive Producer. “This show has been one we have wanted to bring to our audiences for years and the shows timeless love story and unforgettable score makes the show a perfect fit to kick off a season.”
Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA is Directed by Amy Griffin with Musical Direction by Stephen Ferri and Choreography by Anthony Murphy. Scenic Design by Christopher & Justin Swader, Lighting Design by Jamie Roderick, Sound Design by Jon Weston, Stage Managed by T. Rick Jones. Music by Elton John, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang.
Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA will play the White Plains Performing Arts Center Friday, October 11 8pm; Saturday, October 12 8pm; Sunday, October 13 2pm; Thursday, October 17 2pm; Friday, October 18 8pm; Saturday, October 19 8pm; Sunday, October 20 2pm; Wednesday, October 23 2pm; Friday, October 25 8pm; Saturday, October 26 8pm; Sunday, October 27 2pm
The White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center off Mamaroneck Avenue in downtown White Plains, minutes from the White Plains Metro North Station. For tickets visit the theatre box office Monday-Friday (11am-6pm), purchase the tickets online at wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kim Onah Bio
Kim Onah (Aida) is so excited to be making her WPPAC debut playing a dream role in one of her favorite musicals. A graduate of Harvard University, Kim is currently working as an actress and singer in New York. Kim has performed in regional productions, some of which include: All Shook Up at Arrow Rock Lyceum, Buddy Holly: The Buddy Holly Story at the John W. Engeman theater, Hair at the Concord Umbrella theater, and Spring Awakening at Oberon @ ART. She thanks the wonderful cast and crew, her family, friends, teachers, and agents for all having her back. If you’re interested in checking out more of her work, please visit her website at www.kimonah.com.
Jordan Bollwerk Bio
Jordan Bollwerk (Radames) is a St. Louis native living his dreams in the Big Apple. He is beyond elated to play Radames at WPPAC! Credits: Aida (John W. Engeman Theater), Sky in Mamma Mia (Theatre Aspen), Jesus in Godspell and Ren in Footloose (The Legacy Theatre) Hello, Dolly!, South Pacific, Seussical (The MUNY). Much love to his friends and family, without whom he would be lost. Thanks a bunch to DGRW and all of his teachers EVER. Go CARDS! Let’s go Blues!
Kristin Wetherington Bio
Kristin Wetherington (Amneris) is grateful to be a part of this powerful and timeless love story. Some credits include Off-Broadway: Calamity Jane, Louisiana Purchase, The Light Princess, Three Sisters; Tour: Aida; Regional: Parade (Lucille) Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival; South Pacific (Nellie) Triad Stage, Annie (Lily), Legally Blonde (Vivienne), Gypsy (Louise) Favorite role: Wife to her amazing husband J.D. Proud East Carolina University Alum (Go Pirates!), MFA in Acting A.R.T./ Harvard University. Many Thanks to Amy, Stephen, the WPPAC team and Dustin at The Mine! www.kristinwetherington.com IG: kristin.wetherington
Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA is a WPPAC Mainstage Production which is a professional production featuring union and non-union actors from Broadway, national tours and regional theatre across the country. These productions are created from scratch, staffed with professional production teams (directors to designers), large LIVE orchestras and boast high-quality sets and costumes.