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Jesus Christ Superstar’s Paul Nolan Stars in
Starlight Theatre’s Aida, Aug. 3-12


by Andrew Gans
August 03, 2012

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Aida
Paul Nolan, who recently played the title role in the Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, stars as Radames in Starlight Theatre’s production of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, which plays the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, MO, Aug. 3-12.

Nolan stars opposite Zakiya Young in the title role with Chelsea Packard (Amneris), Justin Keyes (Mereb), John Antony (Zoser), Kip Niven (Pharaoh), Allysa Shorte (Nehebka) and Stacey Robinson (Amonasro).

The ensemble features Meredith Akins, Kelly Buck, Bianca Burgess, Stephanie Cain, Amanda Galang, Alison Jantzie, Jolina Javier, Eric Sean Fogel (dance captain), Julius Chase, Richard Riaz Yoder, Leeds Hill, Antuan Raimone, Kevin Santos, and Maurice Sims. The Teen Ensemble members are Madison Calhoun, Joy Donnelly, Emmy Hadley, Madelaine Heigele, Jacob Bogart, Grayson Yockey and Dashawn Young.

The award-winning musical, according to press notes, “tells an epic story of forbidden love between an enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, and an Egyptian soldier, Radames.”

The creative team includes Mark Madama (director), Michele Lynch (choreographer), Anthony Edwards (musical director), Charlie Morrison (lighting designer) and Braxton Cornelius (sound designer).

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