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Theater review: GOAT’s ‘Aida’

By Elizabeth Maupin
Elizabeth Maupin on Theater

Twenty years ago, if you wanted to see a new(ish) musical in Orlando, you’d have at least a couple of choices. But nowadays, with the deaths of Orlando’s long-lived community and dinner theaters, it’s not so easy. You can drive 20 or 30 or 40 miles to one of the small-town community theaters in outlying areas. Or you can turn to a little company like Greater Orlando Actors Theatre, which, with productions of such shows as Rent and Jekyll & Hyde, is trying mightily to step into the breach.

With Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida, GOAT is playing to its strengths – finding casts full of big-voiced young actors and letting them raise the roof. That’s Aida’s forte, but it’s also Aida’s weakness. With so much belting, the musical’s charms have no room to breathe.

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‘Aida’ offers last-minute deal

Here’s a last-minute deal on tickets to tonight’s performance of Greater Orlando Actors Theatre’s Aida:

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Theater auditions: ‘Aida’

Here’s a note from Greater Orlando Actors Theatre about further auditions for Aida — scheduled for Wednesday:

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Theater auditions: GOAT’s ‘Aida’

Here’s the promised audition notice for Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre’s production of the musical Aida. The auditions are this weekend:

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Next up for GOAT: ‘Aida’ this winter

The Elton John-Tim Rice musical Aida is coming up next for Greater Orlando Actors’ Theatre, which will produce the show Jan. 28-Feb. 13 in the Goldman Theater at Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park.

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Faith Prince officially in ‘Billy Elliot’ tour

As we heard over the weekend, Faith Prince is out of the Orlando Philharmonic/Mad Cow Guys and Dolls because she’s joining the national tour of Billy Elliot as the dance teacher, Mrs. Wilkinson. The official word came today.