2014-15 Season
October 9-26, 2014

Amadeus

By Peter Shaffer

Background Information

Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Play, and winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985, Amadeus brims with gorgeous music and language as rich as a Viennese butter cream torte. Life is comfortable for Antonio Salieri, Court composer to Austrian Emperor Joseph, until the greatest musical genius of all time, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, lands on the scene, leading to jealousy and political intrigue.  Called “triumphant” by The New York TimesAmadeus is a highly theatrical, thrilling and humorous tale of an artist of average talent living in the shadow of a genius. Directed by Jonathan Fox. Production Sponsored by Léni Fé Bland and Sara Miller McCune.

What’s Amadeus like?  Should I see it?

A pinnacle piece of contemporary theatre, Amadeus is the perfect play for lovers of classical music, historical fiction, witty repartee, low comedy, and high drama.  If you’re the kind of person who enjoys the underhanded and sneaky antics of Iago in Othello, Richard III, or Francis Underwood from “House of Cards,” you’ll revel in Salieri’s tactics to undermine and destroy his musical adversary.  With some adult themes and a bit of crude humor, this show is recommended for ages 13 and up.

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