Festival Passes on Sale February 1st | Individual Tickets on Sale April 1st
Winner of four Tony Awards and with unforgettable music by Elton John, Aida is a triumphant rock musical about an Egyptian prince and a slave whose love brings a country together
July 18-August 1
An enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with Radames, an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter Amneris. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility that she faces as the leader of her people. Aida and Radames’ love for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity.
Rated PG 13 for Language and Violence.
Come aboard for an epic American musical journeying into the lives and heartbreaks of three generations of show folk on the mighty Mississippi River.
July 11-August 1
Created by Oscar Hammerstien and Jerome Kern, Showboat is a sweeping tale spanning over fifty years. It tells the story of a family of performers living on a show boat and the people they meet performing along the Mississippi River. Gambling, racism, infidelity and poverty rip the family apart as they struggle to keep the show afloat. One of American musical theatre’s most enduring creations, Show Boat is an extravaganza of joyous dancing, aching romance and some of the most timeless music of the 20th Century including “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man,” “Ol’ Man River” and “Make Believe.”
Rated PG 13 for Language and Violence
A famous singer lives for art and love. But when she finds herself caught in a web of politics, corruption, lies, and lust, she is forced to make a terrible choice.
July 25-August 2
Set in Rome at the time of Napoleon’s invasion of Italy, Tosca is a political thriller. With Puccini’s richly romantic score, it is also one of the world’s most loved operas. Tosca, the passionate prima donna, and Cavaradossi, a painter who sides with the political revolution in Rome, are devoted lovers. Cavaradossi is eventually captured by the evil Scarpia, head of secret police. It is then Scarpia offers Tosca a horrific bargain – she must give herself to Scarpia, or her lover is killed. Regardless of the consequences, Tosca determines to take a final stand for what she holds most dear: her freedom, her art and her love. The suspense and fast moving plot make Tosca ideal for both newcomers and opera aficionados alike.
Sung in Italian with projected English Subtitles
Rated PG 13 for Violence and simulated Gunfire