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Must Come See Productions presents AIDA at Queen’s Hall

For Release Upon Receipt - June 2, 2010

St. Augustine


Must Come See Productions will present its sixth full-length musical, AIDA, from Thursday 1st to Sunday 4th July, 2010, at Queen’s Hall, Port of Spain. Must Come See Productions is the production company of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Arts Chorale, who produced Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver! and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

AIDA, with music scored by Sir Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, is a contemporary twist on the opera of the same name by Italian composer Giuseppi Verdi. From the Egyptian wing of a modern museum to the dunes of ancient Egypt, AIDA centres on the emotional struggle of Nubian Princess Aida, who is captured and enslaved during an Egyptian raid. In becoming a confidante of the Egyptian Princess Amneris, Aida catches the eye of Amneris' fiancé, the warrior Radames. When Aida’s father is captured, she is torn. She must make a choice between loyalty to her country or to her heart.

AIDA features a Cacique-laden cast and crew, including Elliot Francois as Radames, Tramaine Lamy in the title role of Aida, and Cacique award winner Kendra Sylvester as Amneris. Well-known actors Marlon De Bique and Conrad Parris play the roles Zoser and Amonasro respectively. Louis McWillliams will direct and Jessel Murray will conduct the National Sinfonia ROCK Orchestra. Award-winning costume designer Paulette Alfred-Guy-James and well-known choreographer Adele Bynoe round out the production team.

Tickets are $150 for general seating and are available at Queen’s Hall Box Office, Crosby’s North and South, and the UWI Department of Creative and Festival Arts (DCFA). Tickets for reserved seating ($200) and tickets for the Sunday Matinee at 2pm ($100 for children, $150 for adults) are available only at Queen’s Hall Box Office. 

For ticketing and other information, please contact (868) 462-0358 or 316-7651, or e-mail For the latest UWI News, click

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