As previously announced, Montego Glover, recently seen as Lorrell in the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera's production of Dreamgirls, will star in the title role with Brad Anderson — of The Boy From Oz fame — as her love interest, Radames. Now comes word that former Seussical star Janine LaManna will complete the love triangle as Amneris. And, John Schiappa, recently seen on Broadway in Assassins, will play Zoser.
The North Shore is one of the first regional theatres in the country granted the rights to produce the Disney hit, which will end its run at Broadway's Palace Theatre Sept. 5. Directed by Stafford Arima with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, Aida will be a "completely original production of the current Broadway show" and will run Oct. 26-Nov. 21.
On Broadway Janine LaManna has appeared in Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate; Swing!; Seussical; and The Look of Love. John Schiappa's Main Stem credits include Starlight Express, Blood Brothers, Jekyll & Hyde, Take Me Out and the recent production of Assassins.
The North Shore Music Theatre is located in Beverly, MA at 62 Dunham Road. Call (978) 232-7200 for more information or visit the theatre on line at www.nsmt.org.