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Folger Theatre produced Amadeus by Peter Shaffer directed by Richard Clifford ran November 5th - December 22nd 2019.
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[[Folger Theatre]] produced ''Amadeus'', by Peter Shaffer, directed by Richard Clifford, from November 5th - December 22nd 2019.  
  
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[[File:Amadeus FT 1582.jpg|thumb|800x800px|Amadeus (Samuel Adams) Conducts for the Amadeus Cast. C. Stanley Photography |alt=|center]]
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==Synopsis==
 
Genius and jealousy collide in the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna in this Tony Award-winning play. When an impulsive and eccentric prodigy outshines an envious composer, theatrical fireworks emerge. Salieri will do everything in his power to destroy his musical rival-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
 
Genius and jealousy collide in the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna in this Tony Award-winning play. When an impulsive and eccentric prodigy outshines an envious composer, theatrical fireworks emerge. Salieri will do everything in his power to destroy his musical rival-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
  
 
Winner of 5 Tony Awards®, including Best Play.
 
Winner of 5 Tony Awards®, including Best Play.
  
===Synopsis===
 
 
The play opens in Vienna, November 1823, where whispers and rumors are rampant that Antonio Salieri, once the famed director of the Italian opera and a favorite of Emperor Joseph II, has admitted to murdering Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart thirty-two years prior. Now an elderly man in a wheelchair, Salieri speaks directly to the audience and begins to explain the story behind the rumors.
 
The play opens in Vienna, November 1823, where whispers and rumors are rampant that Antonio Salieri, once the famed director of the Italian opera and a favorite of Emperor Joseph II, has admitted to murdering Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart thirty-two years prior. Now an elderly man in a wheelchair, Salieri speaks directly to the audience and begins to explain the story behind the rumors.
  
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===Cast===
 
===Cast===
* Justin Adams*, Baron von Swieten  
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* Samuel Adams*, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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*Justin Adams*, Baron von Swieten
* Amanda Bailey*, Venticello
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*Samuel Adams*, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
* Louis Butelli*, Venticello
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*Amanda Bailey*, Venticello
* Junior Gomez, Salieri's Valet  
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*Louis Butelli*, Venticello
* Lilli Hokama*, Constanze Weber
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*Junior Gomez, Salieri's Valet
* James Joseph O'Neil*, Count Orsini-Rosenburg  
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*Lilli Hokama*, Constanze Weber
* Yvonne Paretzky*, Teresa Salieri
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*James Joseph O'Neil*, Count Orsini-Rosenburg
* Ian Merrill Peakers*, Antonio Salieri  
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*Yvonne Paretzky*, Teresa Salieri
* John Taylor Phillips*, Emperor Joseph II
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*Ian Merrill Peakes*, Antonio Salieri
* Ned Read, Kapellmeister Bonno  
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*John Taylor Phillips*, Emperor Joseph II
* Deidra LaWann Starnes*, Madame von Strack  
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*Ned Read, Kapellmeister Bonno
* Kathyrn Zoerb, Katherina Cavalieri  
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*Deidra LaWan Starnes*, Madame von Strack
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*Kathyrn Zoerb, Katherina Cavalieri
  
 
===Understudies===
 
===Understudies===
* Justin Adams*, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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* Julia Messer, Venticello
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*Justin Adams*, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
* Rachael Montgomery, Venticello
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*Julia Messer, Venticello
* Yvonne Par*, Madame von Strack
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*Rachael Montgomery, Venticello
* John Taylor Phillips*, Antonio Salieri
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*Yvonne Paretzky*, Madame von Strack
* Ned Read*, Baron von Swieten & Count Orsini-Rosenburg
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*John Taylor Phillips*, Antonio Salieri
* Jeff Allen Young, Emperor Joseph II, Kapellmeister Bonno, & Salieri's Valet
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*Ned Read*, Baron von Swieten & Count Orsini-Rosenburg
* Kathryn Zoerb, Constanze Weber
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*Jeff Allen Young, Emperor Joseph II, Kapellmeister Bonno, & Salieri's Valet
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*Kathryn Zoerb, Constanze Weber
  
 
===Creative Team===
 
===Creative Team===
* Richard Clifford, Director  
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* Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design  
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*Peter Shaffer, Playwright
* Mariah Anzaldo Hale***, Costume Design  
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*Richard Clifford, Director
* Max Doolittle***, Lighting Design  
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*Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design
* Sharath Patel, Sound Design  
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*Mariah Anzaldo Hale***, Costume Design
* Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg  
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*Max Doolittle***, Lighting Design
* Eisneburg/Bean Casting, New York Casting
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*Sharath Patel, Sound Design
* Manna-Symonne Middlebrooks, Folger Casting & Assistant Director  
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*Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
* Kate Kilbane*, Production Stage Manager  
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*Eisenburg/Bean Casting, New York Casting
* Juliet Jewett*, Assistant Stage Manager  
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*Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, Folger Casting & Assistant Director
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*Kate Kilbane*, Production Stage Manager
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*Juliet Jewett*, Assistant Stage Manager
  
 
===Production Team===
 
===Production Team===
* Kelli Jones, Production Assistant
 
* Raquel Sequeira, Dramaturg Assistant
 
* Bella Faccia Inc., Set Construction 
 
* Props Master, Cameron Osterneck
 
* Jeannette Christensen, Assistant Costume Designer
 
* Cindey Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
 
* Jenn Pinkos, First Hand
 
* Daisy Howard & Kristina Martin, Stitchers
 
* Adelle Gresock,  Milliner
 
* Dori Beau Seigneur, Wig Design
 
* Jamie Bagley & Lucy Wakeland, Wig Builders
 
* Daisy Howard, Wig Mistress
 
* Alex Keen, Master Electrician
 
* Kristen Roth, Assistant Master Electrician
 
* Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
 
* Kara Jobe, For Eisenburg/Beans Casting Casting Intern
 
  
* OpenBox9, Graphic Design and Advertisement Agency  
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*Kelli Jones, Production Assistant
* Emily Tartunella & Jeff Herrity, Marketing Consultants
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*Raquel Sequeira, Dramaturg Assistant
* Brittany Diliberto & Bee Two Sweet Photography, Promotional Photography  
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*Bella Faccia Inc., Set Construction
* C. Stanley Photography, Production Photography  
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*Cameron Osterneck, Props Master
* Mark Fastoso & Leon Swerdel-Rich, Promotional and Production Video
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*Jeannette Christensen, Assistant Costume Designer
* WAPAVA, Archival Video  
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*Cindey Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
* C2, Open Captioning  
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*Jenn Pinkos, First Hand
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*Daisy Howard & Kristina Martin, Stitchers
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*Adelle Gresock,  Milliner
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*Dori Beau Seigneur, Wig Design
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*Jamie Bagley & Lucy Wakeland, Wig Builders
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*Daisy Howard, Wig Mistress
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*Alex Keen, Master Electrician
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*Kristen Roth, Assistant Master Electrician
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*Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
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*Kara Jobe, For Eisenburg/Beans Casting Casting Intern
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*OpenBox9, Graphic Design and Advertisement Agency
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*Emily Tartanella & Jeff Herrity, Marketing Consultants
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*Brittany Diliberto & Bee Two Sweet Photography, Promotional Photography
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*C. Stanley Photography, Production Photography
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*Mark Fastoso & Leon Swerdel-Rich, Promotional and Production Video
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*WAPAVA, Archival Video
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*C2, Open Captioning
  
 
===Folger Theatre===
 
===Folger Theatre===
* Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
 
* Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
 
* David Polk, General Manager
 
* Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
 
* Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
 
  
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*Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
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*Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
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*David Polk, General Manager
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*Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
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*Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
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*Katelyn Manfre, Humanities Program Coordinator
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==Other Media==
 
==Other Media==
  
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"Phenomenal ... Ian Merrill Peakes stuns as a vengeful Salieri" - [http://therogersrevue.com/amadeus/ The Rogers Revue]
 
"Phenomenal ... Ian Merrill Peakes stuns as a vengeful Salieri" - [http://therogersrevue.com/amadeus/ The Rogers Revue]
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==Image Gallery==
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<gallery>
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File:Amadeus FT 1183.jpg|Antonio Salieri (Ian Merrill Peakes) shares to the audience his secrets from  Emperor Joseph II (John Taylor Phillips) and Madame von Strack (Deidra LaWann Starnes).  C. Stanley Photography.
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File:Amadeus FT 1300.jpg|Constanze Weber (Lilli Hokama) and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Samuel Adams) play cat and mouse.  C. Stanley Photography.
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File:Amadeus FT 1636.jpg|Cast of Amadeus.  C. Stanley Photography. 
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File:Amadeus FT 2068.jpg|Antonio Salieri (Ian Merrill Peakes) shares his frustrations.  C. Stanley Photoraphy
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File:Amadeus FT 2561.jpg|Antonio Salieri (Ian Merrill Peakes) visits Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Samuel Adams) for the last time.  C. Stanley Photography
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File:Amadeus FT 2710.jpg|Constanze Weber (Lilli Hokama) holds Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Samuel Adams) in his final moments.  C Stanley Photography.
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</gallery>
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==Related Events==
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*[[Stage Director Talk: Amadeus (2019)|''Stage Director Talk: Amadeus'' (2019)]]
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*[[Folger Friday: A Viennese Ball (2019)|''Folger Friday: A Viennese Ball'' (2019)]]
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*[[Pre-Show Talk: Amadeus (2019)|''Pre-Show Talk: Amadeus'' (2019)]]
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*[[Free Folger Friday: Mozart vs. Salieri (2019)|''Free Folger Friday: Mozart vs. Salieri'' (2019)]]
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*[[Brews and Banter: Amadeus (2019)|''Brews and Banter: Amadeus'' (2019)]]

Latest revision as of 10:58, 4 February 2021

Folger Theatre produced Amadeus, by Peter Shaffer, directed by Richard Clifford, from November 5th - December 22nd 2019.

Amadeus (Samuel Adams) Conducts for the Amadeus Cast. C. Stanley Photography

Synopsis

Genius and jealousy collide in the opulent salons and opera houses of 18th-century Vienna in this Tony Award-winning play. When an impulsive and eccentric prodigy outshines an envious composer, theatrical fireworks emerge. Salieri will do everything in his power to destroy his musical rival-Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Winner of 5 Tony Awards®, including Best Play.

The play opens in Vienna, November 1823, where whispers and rumors are rampant that Antonio Salieri, once the famed director of the Italian opera and a favorite of Emperor Joseph II, has admitted to murdering Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart thirty-two years prior. Now an elderly man in a wheelchair, Salieri speaks directly to the audience and begins to explain the story behind the rumors.

The story turns backward in time to 1781. The young Salieri, a devout Catholic who has vowed to dedicate his life to composing music in the name of God, is a favorite of the Royal Court. He has not met Mozart but is thrilled to learn Mozart is in Vienna for a performance. Salieri’s first encounter with Mozart is an accidental eavesdropping on a profane, private moment between Mozart and his fiancée. Mozart’s music is indeed the thing of myths…its genius pierces through to the very soul of Salieri, who cannot reconcile the man whom he calls the “filthy creature” and the “absolute beauty” of Mozart’s God-given musical genius. Right then and there, Salieri swears off God and religion and decides to dedicate himself, instead, to ruining Mozart’s career as a way to wage war on God.

Production

Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.

Cast

  • Justin Adams*, Baron von Swieten
  • Samuel Adams*, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Amanda Bailey*, Venticello
  • Louis Butelli*, Venticello
  • Junior Gomez, Salieri's Valet
  • Lilli Hokama*, Constanze Weber
  • James Joseph O'Neil*, Count Orsini-Rosenburg
  • Yvonne Paretzky*, Teresa Salieri
  • Ian Merrill Peakes*, Antonio Salieri
  • John Taylor Phillips*, Emperor Joseph II
  • Ned Read, Kapellmeister Bonno
  • Deidra LaWan Starnes*, Madame von Strack
  • Kathyrn Zoerb, Katherina Cavalieri

Understudies

  • Justin Adams*, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Julia Messer, Venticello
  • Rachael Montgomery, Venticello
  • Yvonne Paretzky*, Madame von Strack
  • John Taylor Phillips*, Antonio Salieri
  • Ned Read*, Baron von Swieten & Count Orsini-Rosenburg
  • Jeff Allen Young, Emperor Joseph II, Kapellmeister Bonno, & Salieri's Valet
  • Kathryn Zoerb, Constanze Weber

Creative Team

  • Peter Shaffer, Playwright
  • Richard Clifford, Director
  • Tony Cisek***, Scenic Design
  • Mariah Anzaldo Hale***, Costume Design
  • Max Doolittle***, Lighting Design
  • Sharath Patel, Sound Design
  • Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg
  • Eisenburg/Bean Casting, New York Casting
  • Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, Folger Casting & Assistant Director
  • Kate Kilbane*, Production Stage Manager
  • Juliet Jewett*, Assistant Stage Manager

Production Team

  • Kelli Jones, Production Assistant
  • Raquel Sequeira, Dramaturg Assistant
  • Bella Faccia Inc., Set Construction
  • Cameron Osterneck, Props Master
  • Jeannette Christensen, Assistant Costume Designer
  • Cindey Forkpah, Wardrobe Head
  • Jenn Pinkos, First Hand
  • Daisy Howard & Kristina Martin, Stitchers
  • Adelle Gresock, Milliner
  • Dori Beau Seigneur, Wig Design
  • Jamie Bagley & Lucy Wakeland, Wig Builders
  • Daisy Howard, Wig Mistress
  • Alex Keen, Master Electrician
  • Kristen Roth, Assistant Master Electrician
  • Brandon Roe, Sound Engineer
  • Kara Jobe, For Eisenburg/Beans Casting Casting Intern
  • OpenBox9, Graphic Design and Advertisement Agency
  • Emily Tartanella & Jeff Herrity, Marketing Consultants
  • Brittany Diliberto & Bee Two Sweet Photography, Promotional Photography
  • C. Stanley Photography, Production Photography
  • Mark Fastoso & Leon Swerdel-Rich, Promotional and Production Video
  • WAPAVA, Archival Video
  • C2, Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin, Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson, Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk, General Manager
  • Charles Flye, Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer, Assistant Technical Director
  • Katelyn Manfre, Humanities Program Coordinator


Other Media

Amadeus Promotional Video

Folger Theatre Spotlight: Ian Merrill Peakes

Cast Talks Mozart and Salieri in AMADEUS

Reviews

"Gorgeous … Amadeus will be music to your ears” – The Washington Post

"Ingenious ... Amadeus soars at Folger Theatre" - DC Theatre Scene

"Truly spectacular ... it's a delight to have Salieri and Amadeus back in town" - BroadwayWorld

"Rapturously performed ... this Amadeus is note-perfect" - MD Theatre Guide

"Samuel Adams plays the eccentric Mozart masterfully ... grab your seats" - K Street Magazine

"Amadeus is a triumph" - DC Metro Theater Arts

"Ian Merrill Peakes and Samuel Adams are transcendent" - Plays To See

"Phenomenal ... Ian Merrill Peakes stuns as a vengeful Salieri" - The Rogers Revue

Image Gallery

Related Events