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                                                  November 17, 18, 19, 2005

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A Spectacular New Musical Love Story

                 Music by   Elton John     Lyrics by Tim Rice
     
Book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls & David Henry Hwang
 
A musical bursting with contemporary energy that tells of the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country; Amneris, an Egyptian princess; and Radames, the soldier they both love. Featuring an exhilarating award-winning score by
the composers of THE LION KING.
                                           
                                                  
    Produced with permission and license from Music Theatre International, New York, NY

                                       Tickets Go On Sale October 27th

 

        

-The Royal Crown Players Cast and Crew
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Press Release
-Friends of RCP
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What is RCP?
-RCP Executive Board
-Past RCP Musicals
-Seating Chart 

                                                                

                                                 Cast
                                                               (in order of appearance)
 
                     Amneris…………………………...………………….........…..…Amanda Schechtman
                     Radames………………………….…………………..…….........…….…...…Lee Taglin
                     Aida………………………………………………………….…..........…....…Sara Tazari
                    Mereb…………………...……………………………...….........…….............Max Aboody
                    Zoser……………………………………………………….........…..…........Spencer Levy
                    Pharaoh ……………………………………………..….........…....…....Doug Ruchefsky
                    Nehebka………………………………….……………............…....….Elyssa Ackerman
                    Amonasro…………………………………………….........……..…....……...David Taub
 
                    Ministers, Soldiers & Guards……………...........Justin Corinella, Tom Eyerman,
                                                                              Alex Goldklang,  Tom Roccotagliata,
                                                                                       Devin Rossinsky, Adam Rubin,
                                                                                          David Taub,  Adam Wagner
 
                    Palace Women…………............Sami Cheirif, Alison Farber,  Lizzie Greenwald,
                                                                    Emily Hauser, Avian Haviv, Allie Kornstein,
                                                                  Tracy Naviasky, Joselyn Lagow, Alexis Shaw
 
                    Nubians…… ………………….............Danny Buslik, David Taub, Abbe Goldberg,
                                                               Melissa Lefcort,  Eric Greengold, Mallory Levy
                                                                 Adam Rubin,  Sammi Azoulay, Arjun Khanna,              
                                                     Hartley Abdekalimi, Meredith Shapiro, Amanda Czik,
                                                      Trisha Nussbaum, Amanda Bralower, Rachel Korsen,
                                                                                Tracy Naviasky, Jennifer Feldman

 

              

                                                         Principal Cast of AIDA

             Rear (left to right) David Taub, Spencer Levy, Lee Taglin, Doug Ruchefsky
                     Front (left to right) Amanda Shechtman, Sara Tazari, Max Aboody, Elyssa Ackerman
 
Musical Numbers
 
 
                                                                             ACT I
 
                    Every Story is a Love Story…………………………………...............…… Amneris  
                    Fortune Favors the Brave ……………………........... Radames and the Soldiers
                    The Past is Another Land……………………………................……………….. Aida
                    Another Pyramid………………………………......…....... Zoser and the Ministers
                    How I Know You………………………………….....................……. Mereb and Aida
                    My Strongest Suit………………….............. Amneris and Women of the Palace
                    Enchantment Passing Through…………...........………...….. Radames and Aida
                    My Strongest Suit (Reprise)…………………...........……..….. Amneris and Aida
                    Dance of the Robe………...…………............... Aida,Nehebka, and the Nubians
                    Not Me ……………………………............ Radames, Mereb, Aida, and Amneris
                    Elaborate Lives…………………...….............…………………. Radames and Aida
                    The Gods Love Nubia………….............…….. Aida, Nehebka, and the Nubians
 
                                                                             ACT II
 
                    A Step Too Far ………………………............…..…….. Amneris, Radames, Aida
                    Easy as Life………………………………...................…..……………………….. Aida
                    Like Father Like Son ………………......... Zoser, Radames, and the Ministers
                    Radames’ Letter ………………………..............…………..……………… Radames
                    How I Know You (Reprise)……………………..................…………...………. Mereb
                    Written in the Stars……………………………............…..…... Aida and Radames
                    I Know the Truth…………………………………….................…………….. Amneris   
                    Elaborate Lives (Reprise)………………………...............…… Aida and Radames
                    Every Story is a Love Story (Reprise)…………...…............…………….. Amneris

   

                                                      AIDA Company
                                             
 
                                             PRODUCTION STAFF
 
                    Music and Stage Direction...........................................................................Brad Frey
                    Choreography ...............................................................................................Ashley Gur
                    Stagecraft Direction...........................................................................Ronald Weaver
                    Producer........................................................................................................Mardi Braun
                    Costumer...................................................................................................Gordon Leary
                    Lighting Design...................................................................................Andrew Gumper
                    Sound Design............................................................................................Doug Rowand
                    Stage Manager..............................................................................................Emily Zahn
                    Student Musical Director....................................................................Alex Goldklang
                    Assistant Stage Manager..................................................................Melanie Beatus
                    Set Construction ......................................................................Madye Berger, Chief
                                                                                  Andrew Imperato , Ass’t. Chief
                    Sound .........................................................................................................Keri Murtagh
                    Properties.....................................................................Melanie Beatus,Mardi Braun
                    Make-up........................................................................................................Mardi Braun
                    Stagecraft.....................................................................Andrew Imperato, Erika Kolb
                                                        Alex Kassimir, Harrison Seidner, Matt Silberman,
                                     Alex Spanbock, Aaron Shipper, Samantha Oeshan, Jon Combs,
                                    Danielle Amar, Jen Nauheim, Farnoush Hadaghian, Jillian Kron,
                           Liandra Aptekar, Negin Hadaghian, Jessie Valentine, Katie Ombardo,
                                 Lean Nidam, Michael Schwartz, Michel Aron-Bayof, Fangfei Shen,
                                               Nissa Ostroff-Moskowitz, Alison Cohn, Lauren Punstein,
                       Adam Samuels, Melissa Wasserman, Samantha Schwartz, Eric Imperato,
                                                             Adam Wagner, Alex Fang, Gabrielle Goldstein,
                                                                                      Sam Roberts, Brianne Karten                                   
                                                                                        Amy Halpern, Eric Imperato
                   Lighting Crew.........................................................................Andrew Imperato Chief;
                                                                                       Alex Kassimir,  Amy Halpern
                   Lighting Technical Advisor..........................................................Jacob Konnigseder
                   Costumes................................................................................................Stephanie Lestz
                   Photography........................................................... Alex Kassimir, Andrew Imperato
                   Business Manager/Playbill Design......................................................Michael Hofer
                   Assistant Business Manager................................................Alex Cohen, Erika Kolb
                   Business Staff..............................................................................................Danny Buslik
                   Box Office Management...............................................................Samantha Roberts
                   Box Office Staff..............................................................Danny Buslik, Amy Halpern
                   Showcase Design and Decoration..........................................................Max Aboody
                   House Manager.....................................................................................…Michael Hofer
                   Publicity..........................................................................Barry Edelson, Andrea Rubin

 

RCP’S AIDA SHOWS IT’S STRONGEST SUIT
  
The Royal Crown Players of Roslyn High School will be presenting Elton John and Tim Rice’s smash hit, Tony Award winning musical AIDA on November 17th through the 19th  at Roslyn High School’s auditorium.  Aida is the intimate, epic, and timeless tale of love in ancient Egypt.  This musical is not to be missed.  The production is elaborate and the performers are Broadway caliber.
  
AIDA is bursting with contemporary energy that tells of the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country; Amneris, an Egyptian princess; and Radames, the soldier they both love.  Based on the opera by Giuseppe Verdi, AIDA is an epic and classic tale of love, loyalty, betrayal, and courage, with an exhilarating Tony and Grammy Award-winning score by Elton John and Tim Rice, their first collaboration since writing the music and lyrics for The Lion King together.
 
AIDA is the latest in a recent string of Broadway musicals based on classic 19th century operas that also includes Miss Saigon (based on Puccini’s Madame Butterfly) and Rent (based on La Boheme, also by Puccini).  Though still set in ancient Egypt, this new production of AIDA has been significantly updated and is infused with the energy of Elton John’s unique brand of late 20th century pop music.  Sir Elton’s famous friendships and lifestyle even influence the story, with a character reportedly based on Princess Diana, and an entire number dedicated to high fashion (“My Strongest Suit”), including breathtaking costumes designed by Gordon Leary. Mr. Leary joins the creative team from the graduate school at Tisch’s NYU musical theater school.
 
“I have been involved with so many fine RCP productions, but this one is truly special.  Not since Les Mis้rables in 2003 have we ventured to stage such a popular and difficult musical.  I encourage the community to witness first hand the talents of these wonderful students,” says Aida’s director Brad Frey.  “The team of Tim Rice and Elton John teaming up together with one of the most passionate love stories ever written is a director’s dream,” Mr. Frey adds.
 
Aida will be played by Sara Tazari. Lee Taglin will play the conflicted Egyptian captain Radames. The role of the heartbreaking princess Amneris will be performed by Amanda Shechtman.  Spencer Levy portrays the evil minister Zoser, father of Radames, who employs sinister techniques to gain the Pharaoh’s throne for his son. Max Aboody plays the wily Nubian slave Mereb, who befriends Aida and assists her captured father, Amonasro, the King of the Nubians, is played by David Taub.  Doug Ruchefsky will portray the Pharaoh and Elyssa Ackerman will play the featured Nubian slave Nehebka.
 
The multi-talented ensemble consists of the featured Palace Women played by Sami Cheirif, Alison Farber, Lizzie Greenwald, Sammi Azoulay, Emily Hauser, Allie Kornstein, Tracy Naviasky, Joselyn Lagow and Alexis Shaw.  The Ministers and Soldiers are Justin Corinella, Tom Eyerman, Alex Goldklang,  Tom Roccotagliata, Devin Rossinsky, Adam Rubin, David Taub and Adam Wagner.  The Nubian Slaves are played by Danny Buslik, David Taub, Abbe Goldberg, Melissa Lefcort,  Eric Greengold, Mallory Levy, Adam Rubin,  Sammi Azoulay, Arjun Khanna, Hartley Abdekalimi, Meredith Shapiro, Amanda Czik,  Trisha Nussbaum, Amanda Bralower, Rachel Korsen, Tracy Naviasky and Jennifer Feldman.
 
Mr. Frey heads the creative team which includes stunning choreography by Ashley Gur and imaginative costumes are by Mr. Leary, both of whom have joined the RCP team this semester.  Set design and construction is by RCP veteran Ron Weaver and the producer is by newcomer  Mardi Braun.  The stage manager is Emily Zahn with Melanie Beatus as her assistant.  Set decoration is headed by Erika Kolb. Stephanie Lestz is the costume chief. The business manager is Michael Hofer. Madye Berger is the set construction crew chief and Andrew Imperato heads the lighting and tech crew. The sound design is by Doug Rowand with sound chief, Keri Murtagh.
 
Aida will be performed on Thursday, November 17th at 3:30 PM; Friday, November 18th at 7:30 PM; and two shows on Saturday, November 19th at 2:00 and 7:30 PM.  All performances take place in the Roslyn High School Auditorium. To reserve tickets, call the RCP Box Office (Samantha Roberts, box office manager) at 625-6362 or you can visit our web site at http://rcp.roslynschools.org for further show information.  Reserved ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students 18 and younger.  This is a show that must not be missed.

 

 

What is RCP?

      The Royal Crown Players of Roslyn High School have been in existence since the beginning days of the school. The organization has always prided itself on the professionalism of its productions. It has showcased the finest talent in the Roslyn community and fostered an appreciation for the theatre. Past productions have ranged from Shakespeare to original musical presentations.

      An inclusive family, RCP has members not only on stage, but backstage as well, with the creative energies of set construction, choreography, lighting, sound, properties, scenic design, costuming, and make-up. Our business staff publishes two playbills a year and specializes in graphic arts. Our box office staff creates and manages a computerized ticket system, while our computer staff maintains all of our computers.

      RCP is a “real life” activity, from the nurturing of a script and score to the presentation of an opening night performance. The culmination of different students and talents with unselfish attitudes and the same creative aim, for your enjoyment, appreciation, and love for the theatre, we are the Royal Crown Players.

 

The Royal Crown Players Executive Board
2005-2006
 
Brad Frey, Director
Lee Taglin, President
Spencer Levy, Vice President
Emily Zahn, Corresponding Secretary
Abbe Goldberg, Recording Secretary
Michael Hofer, Treasurer

FRIENDS OF RCP EXECUTIVE BOARD

Katie Goldberg - Co-President
Debbi Buslik -Co-President
 Leslie Hauser - Treasurer
Lisa Levine-Shapiro– Fund-Raising Dinner
Jacqui Rossinsky—Cast Party
Maryam Tazari, Michael Mand - Publicity
Sara Miller Taglin, Leslie Hauser - Dress Rehearsal-Snacks

FACULTY ADVISORS

                                                                  Brad Frey - Director
                                                      
Ron Weaver - Stagecraft Director
                                                       Ashley Gur - Choreography
                                                                Gordon Leary - Costumes
                                                           Mardi Braun - Assistant Advisor

Past RCP Musicals

Anything Goes 1984
Bye, Bye Birdie 1985
Pajama Game 1986
Oliver! 1987
Whammy! 1988
Follies 1989
Guys and Dolls 1990
South Pacific 1991
Oklahoma! 1992
Evita 1993
Godspell 1994
The Most Happy Fella 1995
Tiananmen 1996
Into the Woods 1997
Anything Goes 1998
How To Succeed In Business ….. 1999
A Day In Hollywood 1999
Grease! 2000
Pirates of Penzance 2000
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown 2001
The Secret Garden  2001
The Pajama Game 2002
Songs For A New World 2002
Once On This Island 2003
Les Miserables 2003
Footloose 2004
Man of La Mancha 2004
Leader of the Pack 2005
 

 

                                                   Contact RCP at   rcp@roslynschools.org
                                                                      Contact the Director at 
bfrey@roslynschools.org
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