Musical ‘Aida’ opens Feb. 28 at PMHS

The Penn Manor High School spring musical, “Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida,” will open on Friday, February 28, and run over two weekends.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. February 28 and March 1, 7 and 8 in the Penn Manor High School auditorium.

A contemporary musical take on a classic tale, “Aida” tells of the bond between the enslaved Nubian princess Aida and Egyptian soldier Radames. As their forbidden love blossoms, they are forced to face death or part forever. Their devotion transcends the cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.

The musical features a pop-rock score with stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers and dancing.

Cast members include Dezire Diaz (Aida), James Reilly (Radames), Abby Geiger (Amneris), Mike Dempsey (Mereb), Jules Leddy (Nehebka), Coleman Hauber (Zoser), Paul Harrold (Pharoah) and Justin Torres (Amonasro).

Advance-sale tickets are $6 for students (any child who needs his or her own seat up to grade 12) and $8 for adults. Remaining tickets will be sold at the ticket table in the lobby the night of the show for $7 for students and $9 for adults. To order tickets, contact Melissa Mintzer at or by calling 872-9520  xt. 1515.

Ticket order forms are available online at

From left are James Reilly (Ramades), Dezire Diaz (Aida) and Abby Geiger (Amneris)
From left are James Reilly (Ramades), Dezire Diaz (Aida) and Abby Geiger (Amneris)