Disney's AIDA the musical

 

strongest suit fortune favors the brave

 

aida scenic design

Pre-show
Pre-show

Audience enters to see hieroglyphic papyrus scrim with curtain warmers.

Every Story is a Love Story
Every Story is a Love Story

Act One Prologue: Amneris ignites the stage in the dream-like atmosphere and acts as narrator for the story to come. Aida and Radames are introduced.

Fortune Favors the Brave
Fortune Favors the Brave

Radames and his soldiers on the Egyptian slave barge. Sail is a kabuki drop with practical ropes.

Past is Another Land
Past is Another Land

A more intimate moment between Aida and Radames as his soldiers keep watch.

The Docks
The Docks

Radames and his men bring back Aida and other Nubian women as Egyptian slaves. Sail is "docked" stage right as papyrus and reeds set the scene at the Nile's edge.

Another Pyramid
Another Pyramid

Zoser and his ministers meet in the palace war room. Columns and walls track on.

Another Pyramid Dance Break
Another Pyramid Dance Break

As the traitor is caught, the stage is cleared of scenery and Zoser and the ministers dance.

How I Know You
How I Know You

Mare meets Aida in one of the palace's many halls. Columns and walls play on a diagonal angle reinforced with light.

The Baths
The Baths

A sheer venetian drape is illuminated with watery reflections from the Egyptian baths as Amneris and the Egyptian women lounge.

My Strongest Suit
My Strongest Suit

Amneris and the Egyptian women venture from the baths to her wardrobe to prepare for the evening's celebratory feast. Obelisk display cases feature crowns and jewels.

My Strongest Suit Fashion Show
My Strongest Suit Fashion Show

The Egyptian women help Amneris model her clothing in a fashion show. Dramatic lighting and strobing camera flashes will keep this number fresh and lively.

Enchantment Passing Through
Enchantment Passing Through

After the celebration, Radomes and Aida sing together about sailing and begin to develop feelings for each other. This scene is played on an angle.

My Strongest Suit Reprise
My Strongest Suit Reprise

Amneris and Aida lament the inhuman expectations of being princesses. Amneris' closet is now barren, stripped of the clothes she uses to hide her insecurities.

The Nubian Slave Camp
The Nubian Slave Camp

A large wooden restraining wall represents the Nubian slave encampment during "Dance of the Robe" and "The Gods Love Nubia".

AIDA - Elton John and Tim Rice

SCENIC DESIGNER

Cleveland Musical Theatre

July 2015 workshop, Full production Sumer 2016

Director: Miles Sternfeld