By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Liz Fisher
March 24 – April 9, 2022
At the Ground Floor Theatre
Music. Power. Jealousy.
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.
This Tony Award-winning play features musical interludes with Mozart’s beloved compositions. Penfold’s production will thrill audiences with two distinct approaches. For one performance only, the music will be performed live by 40 members of the Central Texas Philharmonic. In the remaining performances, audiences will be treated to a “Mozart remix” by a local composer.
“A total iridescent triumph of complexity of thought, emotion and dramatic power.” – New York Post
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.