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Arts & Entertainment - November 16, 2018

Rock like an Egyptian

Broadway by the Bay presents 'Aida'

by Karla Kane

"This is the story of a love that flourished in a time of hate," sings a character in the opening number of "Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida." "Every story," she insists, "is a love story." Though doomed, forbidden love is a trope as old as time, it's still a good one, and the opening number sets up the show in a compelling way. Though "Aida" might not be composer John or lyricist Rice's finest work, it's still epically, romantically, melodramatically enjoyable, especially when in the hands of Broadway by the Bay's talented cast and crew, including director Jasen Jeffrey.

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