AIDA Thrills Audiences

The amazing cast of AIDA gave inspiring performances and as usual, set a high bar for future performers.
The amazing cast of AIDA gave inspiring performances and as usual, set a high bar for future performers.
Ifedayo Balogun played the starring role that highlighted her amazing vocal talent.
Ifedayo Balogun played the starring role that highlighted her amazing vocal talent.
The dance program at Whitman is unequaled on Long Island.
The dance program at Whitman is unequaled on Long Island.
Senior Lauren Giglio, (second left) playing the pharaohs daughter Amneris, gave her last performance on Walt Whitman’s stage. Nate McNally playing the Egyptian Pharoah (center) is surrounded by an excellent supporting cast.
Senior Lauren Giglio, (second left) playing the pharaohs daughter Amneris, gave her last performance on Walt Whitman’s stage. Nate McNally playing the Egyptian Pharoah (center) is surrounded by an excellent supporting cast.
Brandon Scott, in the starring role of Mereb, was another highlight of the weekend’s performances.
Brandon Scott, in the starring role of Mereb, was another highlight of the weekend’s performances.

The amazing cast of AIDA did not disappoint, giving everything they had for three inspiring weekend performances. This timeless star-crossed love story, set amid the clash of ancient empires took over Whitman’s PAC stage leaving the audiences wanting more.

Ifedayo Balogun appeared in the title role, the slave girl Aida, who is secretly a princess. Lauren Giglio played the formidable Amneris, daughter of the Egyptian pharaoh, and Sam Hoffman was perfect as the hero Radamès, caught between them. Congratulations to the cast, crew and musicians for an unforgettable weekend showcasing the incredible talent of our South Huntington students.

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Cast

AIDA……………Ifedayo Balogun

Zoser…………Marco Chiriboga

Radames……Sam Hoffman

Amneris……Lauren Giglio

Mereb………Brandon Scott

Palace Women……Liora Hyman, Samantha Ruotolo, Samantha Carey, Juliana Sgaraglio, April Carmine, Heather Aadal

Pharoah………Nate McNally

King of Nubia……Julio Taku

Nehebka………Addie Balogun

Radames Soldiers……Alex Siegel, Max Morris, Miles Lewis, Vishal Rattu, Max Fisher

Ministers……Tyler Phelan, Josh Muellers, Miles Lewis, Vishal Rattu, Max Fisher

Nubians……Elvira Taku, Shadae Graham, Fawengie Darius, Wilbensa Guirand, Palace Women, and Ensemble

Dancers- Kelsey McDonald, Caroline Tomaselli, Taylor Greco, Jamie Montague, Marianna Kliampas, Cara Mangels, Jayda Rosene, Chloe Morris, Giavanna Lattanzi, Aaliyah Khan, Carly Dammer, Miles Lewis, Vishal Rattu

Ensemble- Mycaela Reilly, Deanna Tabibzada, Sara Crapanzano, Sarah Clopper, Taninna Oukacine, Keara Shea, Juliana Chiriboga, Amy Chan, Melissa Konakli, Sofie Hibler, Kade Clark, Katlyn Donahue, Yagmur Aykanat, Jonathan Villatoro, Nicole DeMartino, Hailey Rankel, Mrs. Lori Bolger

 

PIT ORCHESTRA

Conductor/Music Director Matt Hoffman

Oboe- Elena Davis, Isaac Renderos

Bassoon- Megan Neuman, Melissa Shaiman

Flute- Kaitlyn Riha, Emily Murphy, Amina Sadiq, Gabby Safian

Clarinet- Neyda Diaz-Vilorio, Antoinette Riehl, Jessie Castagna

Saxophones- Lauren Gotard, Michael Deitch, Matt Cusumano

Trumpet- Matthew Haddock, Julianna Licona, Leila Perry, Jeremy Forman

Horn- Alyssa Morisco

Violin- Katie Miata, Sarah Tabibzada, Jaycee Cardoso

Cello– Kentaro Matsushima, Anastasia Alpy, Sarah Heath

Guitar- Max Eidinoff

Bass- Cal Eidinoff

Drum Set- Logan Slansky

Percussion- Caleb Sullivan, Jillian Leydon, Brenda Mendez

Keyboards- Lily Soares, Greg De Rosa, Natalie Zakrzewski