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December 22, 2012
By Amy Dreibelbis of West Noble High School

Press Release for week of 12-24-12 and attached picture

(Pictured, the cast  (Left to right: Nelson Luehrs, Duffy Coyle, Alex Alcala, Skylar Denman, Marcus Henderson, Kody Leitch and Eduardo Aranda) rehearsing a scene for “Another Pyramid”  for Theatre33's AIDA by Elton John and Tim Rice set for the WNHS stage January 18-20, 2013)  photos by Joe De Luna, Theatre33 photographer.

Also pictured: Princess Amneris, Amber Wilkins, center, explains that there is more to her than what can be seen on the outside during her song, “Strongest Suit.”  With her, her handmaidens, Alexis Alcala, Sammy Coates, Sarah Buchanan and missing, Grace Ness show how Amneris is forward thinking in many ways.

            West Noble High School's theatre troupe, Theatre33, has been rehearsing and perfecting the winter Musical, AIDA, by Elton John and Tim Rice.  AIDA is set to perform January 18-20, 2013. Join us for the contemporary-rock musical based on a well –loved opera and children’s story.  Friday and Saturday’s performances are at 7 PM and Sunday is at 2 PM. 

As the show opens, a statue of Amneris, a female Pharaoh, comes to life and transports us to ancient Egypt, where we find a variety of character struggling with expectations and obligations, with dreams and fears, with passion and greed, as well as loyalty and love.

Radames played by senior River Denman, longs for adventure and conquest; however, his father, Noser, played by junior Skylar Denman has other plans.  Noser has an elaborate scheme to marry his son, Radames to Amneris, played by sophomore Amber Wilkins.  Amnernis’ father, the Pharaoh played by senior Nelson Luehrs has mysteriously fallen ill. 

It is a race against time to get Radames married to the princess before her father dies, before Radames falls in love with Aida and before Noser’s plan is discovered.

Aida is based on Giuseppe Verdi’s Italian opera which was based on a story written by Auguste Mariette. The musical originated from a children's storybook version of Verdi's opera written by the soprano Leontyne Price.  

Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year.


Make plans to attend this beautiful musical like no other brought to life by our directors Cliff Schwartz, Amy Dreibelbis, and our new music director and dance coordinator Megan Murphy. Join us January 18-20, 2013 at West Noble High School. For more information or photos, see the Theatre33 website: https://sites.google.com/site/t33westnoble/home  or contact Amy Dreibelbis at 260-894-3191 X. 3514 or dreibelbisa@westnoble.k12.in.us



AMNERIS:  Amber Wilkins

RADAMES:  River Denman

AIDA:  Dawn Sheeley

MEREB:  Duffy Coyle

ZOSER:  Skylar Denman

PHARAOH: Nelson Luehrs

NEHEBKA:  Lauren Durbin

AMONASRO:  Alex Alcalá


Chorus (listed alphabetically):

Ministers, Soldiers, Egyptians, Guards, Nubians, Chic Museum Crowd, Courtiers, and Merchants:

Alex Alcalá

Eduardo Aranda

Marcus Henderson

Kody Leitch

Nelson Luehrs

Carlos Medina


Egyptian Women, Nubians, Chic Museum Crowd, Courtiers, Servants, Water Women, and Hand Maidens:

Alexis Alcalá

Gabbie Brown

Sarah Buchanan

Sammy Coates

Kelsi Davidson

Lauren Durbin

Ali Garza

Tiffany Jaramillo

Grace Ness

Strongest Suit Quartet:  


Alexis Alcalá
Gabbie Brown
Sarah Buchanan
Sammy Coates



Music Director:  Megan Murphy

Director:  Cliff Schwartz

Assistant Director:  Amy Dreibelbis

Stage Manager:  Sarah Buttgen

Assistant Stage Manager: Maria Carrillo

House Manager: Ali Garza

Hair & Make-up Design/ Costume Captain: Eduardo Aranda


Additional Crew:

Kaeli Hart

Jeanette Hurtado

Beth Lee

Yari Barrientos

Christina Coats

Brittany Pyle

Derrick Click

Alan Luehrs

 Music Director Megan Murphy
Directors Cliff Schwartz and Amy Dreibelbis

For more information or photos, see the Theatre33 website: https://sites.google.com/site/t33westnoble/home  or contact Amy Dreibelbis at 260-894-3191 X. 3514 or dreibelbisa@westnoble.k12.in.us


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