Some loves last a lifetime; some last a hundred. In Aida, written by composer Sir Elton John and lyricist Tim Rice, we watch as a statue of Amneris, a female Egyptian pharaoh, comes alive in a modern-day museum and transports us back to ancient times. The Amneris character is about to marry Radames, who has a secret lover, Aida, an enslaved Nubian princess. The three meet their destiny as their complicated love triangle puts at risk not only their happiness but the fates of two nations. Ultimately, Radames and Aida are put to death for their forbidden love, but as the story ends, Amneris returns the audience to the museum, where we see the reincarnations of Radames and Aida meet again. Aida's pop/rock/gospel/R&B tunes earned a Tony Award for Best Original Score during its run on Broadway. 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through March 14. Stage Door Inc., 284 Pasadena Town Square, Pasadena. For information, call 832-582-7606 or visit www.stagedoorinc.com. $12 to $15.
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