by Penfold Theatre Company
Mar. 24 - Apr. 09, 2022
Antonio Salieri, the religiously devoted court composer of the Austrian Emperor, still waits for the heavenly gift he most desires: true musical brilliance. Then Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a crass and rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius and seized by obsessive jealousy, Salieri begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.
A total iridescent triumph of complexity of thought, emotion and dramatic power.” – New York
The cast includes Kareem Badr as Saileri, Diego Arroyo Aceves as Mozart, Karina Dominguez as Constanza, Chuck Winkler as Emperor Joseph/Cook/Ensemble, Miranda Marquez as Von Strack/Katherina Cavalieri/Ensemble, Bryce Bartu as Orsini Rosenberg/Valet/Ensemble, Ev Lunning as Van Swieten/Bonno/Ensemble, Natalie Blackmanas Venticelli 1/Ensemble, and Lena Hill as Venticelli 2/Ensemble.
Giving a close-up view of one of history’s greatest composers, Amadeus by Peter Shaffer will feature the different sounds of Mozart from original to new with a “hip-hop” remix of Mozart’s classics from local composer Michael Moret. In contrast, the one-time Sunday, April 3 performance with the Central Texas Philharmonic will play Mozart’s original music with a 40-person orchestra as the play unfolds.
Directed by Liz Fisher.
The production team includes costume design by Aaron Flynn, sound and lighting design by Carlos Nine, set design by Gary Thornsberry, music direction by Claudia Chapa, and technical direction by Kellan DiDonato. Kelsey Moringy is Stage Manager and Kat Kennedy is Production Manager.
CTXLT interview with composer Michael Morét by Brian Paul Scipione, March 14, 2022
Review by Cliff Cunningham, Sun News Austin, April 4, 2022
by Peter Shaffer
Penfold Theatre Company
March 24 - April 09, 2022
979 Springdale Rd
Austin, TX, 78702
March 24 – April 9, 2022, 7:30 p.m.
at the Ground Floor Theatre EXCEPT for the performance of Sunday, April 3 (see below)
Run time: 2.5 hours
For ages: High school+
Need help? Email us or dial (512) 850-4849.
Saturday, March 26: First Saturday Soiree
Stay after the show to celebrate opening weekend with the cast and creative team! Food and drinks provided. Be sure to reserve your place when you purchase your ticket.
Sunday, April 3: Performance with the Central Texas Philharmonic
For one performance only, take in Amadeus with 40 members of the Central Texas Philharmonic (CTP) bringing Mozart’s music to vivid life! Tickets available soon through the CTP website. Check back for details.
Klett Center for the Performing Arts
2211 N Austin Ave
Georgetown, TX 78626
Parking: Free parking on surface lot.