The Story:
This provocative work combines the confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a dramatically powerful tale of the brilliant composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his rival Salieri. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the most brilliant musical talent of all time: Mozart. Salieri has devoted himself to God in order to realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a young, foul-mouthed oaf who has that one quality which is well beyond Salieris envious grasp: Genius. Envy, scandal, comedy and murder are the result of a mediocre mans attempt to destroy the God given talent of another. Combined with the astoundingly beautiful music of Mozart and the darkest of jealousies, this complex story has been lauded throughout the world, having won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Academy Award for Best Film.


Press

Wine Country Theatre Presents ĎAmadeusí
By Heather Young

Always a Salieri, never a Mozart: Wine Country Theatre's 'Amadeus' shows another side of music history
By Ryah Cooley

He pretended to be Mozartís friend. Was he actually the composerís enemy?
Review by Lee Sutter

Photos

© Sean McCallin


© Sean McCallin


© Jayson Mellom

© Sean McCallin

© Jayson Mellom

© Jayson Mellom

Cast
Antonio SalieriJohn Laird
Wolfgang Amadeus MozartAyrton Parham
Constanze WeberSabrina Pratt
Emperor Joseph IlLarry Conklin
Count Johan Killan von StrackJerry Manata
Count Franz Orsini-RosenbergCaleb Cole
Baron Gottfried van SwietenScott Sebby
Venticello 1Edgar De La Cruz
Venticello 2 Sean McCallon
Venticello 3Claire Fundaro
Katherina CalaleriBrianna Birks
Guiseppe BonoRon Burkhardt
Teresa SalieriCarol Burkhardt

Production Team
ProducerCynthia Anthony
DirectorJacob Shearer
Stage Manager/Assistant ProducerGarrett Larsen
Lighting Design and OperatorKate Whipp
Set Design Jacob Shearer & Geoffrey Higgins
Piano Design/ConstructionLarry Conklin
Set Construction & PaintingGeoffrey Higgins, Ron Burkhart, Garrett Larsen, & Jacob Shearer
CostumesKeith Wetzel
House ManagerJody Birks
Consession ManagerGary Hernandez-Borjanl
Wine ManagerPamela Bratz
Poster/Graphics DesignDenise McLean
Program DesignVeronica Surber
Program & Poster PrintingThe Blueprinter



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