Proceeds Benefited

August 3 – 11, 2012

Bayless High School / Directed by Gary Long / Music by Elton John / Lyrics by Tim Rice / Book by Linda Woolverton and Robert Falls and David Henry Hwang

The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. 

Winner of four 2000 TONY Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal. 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 she faces as leader of her people.


Radames / Evan Fornachon
Aida / Anissa Williams
Amneris / Melissa Guffey
Zoser / Scott Degitz
Pharaoh / Dan Boyer
Mereb / Jeremy Sims
Nehebka / KelC Johnson
Amonasro / Ethan H. Jones

Christopher Strawhun
Janet Wheatley
Chelsea McCarkel


Caitlin Hill
Matt Hill
Mike Hodges
Hannah Ingram
Aurielle Macchi
Terri Beilstein
Bill Beilstein
Margaret Borgmeyer
Greg Borgmeyer
Jazzy Danziger Loyal
Erin McCarkel
Shalyn Welch

2012 Arts for Life Best Performance Awards

Won – Best Large Ensemble Musical Production
Won – Best Direction (Gary Long)
Won – Best Set Design (Bill Beilstein)
Won – Best Lighting Design (Pat Klick)
Won – Best Actress in a Featured Role (Melissa Guffey)

Choreography (Jenn Koehne)
Musical Direction (Nate Jackson)
Costume Design (Colene Fornachon)
Actor in a Leading Role (Evan Fornachon)
Actor in a Featured Role (Scott Degitz)
Actor in a Supporting Role (Jeremy Sims)
Actress in a Cameo Role (KelC Johnson)
Actor in a Non-Singing Role (Dan Boyer)
Duo or Group (Matt Hill, Christopher Strawhun)