You are invited to the Madrigal Chorale Fund Raiser to support
our Youth Scholarship Program and
other community outreach programs.
We are partnering with Stagecrafters Theater group
and hosting the final dress rehearsal of
Elton John and Tim Rice's
with a catered reception before.
Stagecrafters at the Baldwin Theatre,
415 S. Lafayette Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48067
Doors open for catered reception at 6:30pm
Show starts at 8:00pm
Tickets for the first 3 rows are $35.
All other seats will be general seating at $25.
But there isn't a bad seat in the theater.
Tickets must be purchased through Madrigal Chorale not the Stagecrafters box office.
Winner of 4 Tony Awards in 2000, Elton John and Tim Rice captured the feeling of this great opera, originally written by Giuseppe Verdi and first performed in 1871. It features 14 new and acclaimed songs written by John and Rice that tell the story of this timeless love which is doomed to tragedy.
The first scene opens at a museum, where ancient artifacts are displayed. The most mysterious is a burial chamber. Among the guests are two beautiful people who gravitate toward one another. They are Aida and Radames. As they sing “Every Story is a Love Story”, they are left alone on stage.
Aida is a Nubian princess whose people are conquered by the captain of the army, Radames. Radames becomes entranced and falls in love with Aida, but he was already betrothed to Amneris, the Pharaoh’s daughter, and their wedding has been moved up due to Pharaoh’s poor health. Amneris demands that the wedding be held, but Radames refuses after professing his love for Aida. They are sentenced to be buried alive together under the sands of Egypt.