The musical Aida will return to the Netherlands next year. Producer Stage Entertainment is reimagining Elton John and Tim Rice’s award-winning performance about the love between an Egyptian captain and a Nubian princess. It is striking that the production will only feature actors and dancers of color.

    The auditions for the new Aida will take place in the coming weeks, Stage Entertainment confirms. The company’s website has a call for ‘actors/singers/dancers (M/F/X) of color from all cultural backgrounds’.

    The producer does not yet say when and where the performance will play. But fans suspect that Aida will be the successor of aladdinthe major production that is currently drawing full houses at the Circustheater in Scheveningen.

    The musical was shown in the Circustheater for almost two years between 2001 and 2003. The show was then a great success. During 648 performances, more than 1.2 million people saw the performance, with Carolina Dijkhuizen, René van Kooten and Antje Monteiro, among others, in the lead roles. In 2017, the then director Albert Verlinde of Stage hinted at a return of Aida to the Netherlands.

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