The Port Byron Drama Club will venture to ancient Egypt this weekend for its spring production of the school edition of Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning "Aida."
With music by John and lyrics by Rice, the show tells the story of a love triangle between Aida (Kiara Barth), a Nubian princess stolen from her country; Amneris (Nadia Edley), an Egyptian princess; and Radames (Patrick Jorolemon), the solder both women love. Also featured in the show are Ryan Ratliff as Mereb, Collin McLoughlin as Zoser, Kaleb Holdridge as the Pharoa, Chelsea Rooker as Nehebka and Mason Stabinsky as Amonasro.
Featured dancers are Keyara Allen, Morgan Brown, Natalee Reese, Pamela Rice, Grace Smith, Haley Smith, Rose Truex and Sabrina Westmiller. The ensemble includes Ethan Bell, Brianna Coleman, Allie Conklin, Sean Gillmore, Cheyanne Goodman, Veronica Gould, Xavier Heath, Colleen Jump, Connor Lang, Kristen Lang, Grace Noga, Precious Peters, Ashley Rooker, Samantha Taylor, Ashley Todd, Donna Todd and Bryanna Wilbur.
The show is being helmed by director Jeffrey Chaloux, stage manager Kaylee Schelah, vocal director/pianist Paige Williams, orchestral director James Bearup, choreographer Stephanie Reese, assistant choreographer Macenzie Reese, costumers Mary Riley, Sharon Vitale, Janine Svitavsky, technical director Benjamin Hogan, set designer Sara St. Pierre, set builders Pete Svitavsky, John Mulcahey, Stephen Dahl and Ike Svitavsky, and props master Joni Lincoln.
The stage crew consists of Grace Applebee, Jesse Applebee, Janelle Beaumont, Leslie Bergenstock, Katelyn Brown, Adrianna Gallup, Lonna Gallup, Jada Kimball, Kaylie Laird, Radiant Meaker, Max Noga, Abigail Rice, Luke Rooker, Emily Ryan, Alexcia Snyder and Madison Srymanske.
Last, the pit orchestra consists of Erin Bagley, Jennifer Bearup, Colleen Dailey, Jessi Menotti, Adriana Mucedola, Anna Vincent, Henry Wakefield and Laura Woodworth.
Performance times are 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15, and 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in the auditorium of Dana L. West Jr.-Sr. High School, 30 Maple Ave., Port Byron. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.
For more ifnormation, visit pbcschools.org.