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Dean Nolen as Antonio Salieri

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Jered McLenigan as a Venticello, Dean Nolen as Antonio Salieri, and Peter Pryor as a Venticello

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The cast of Amadeus

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The cast of Amadeus, in front: Christian Kauffmann as Joseph II, Drew Hirshfield as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Mary Rasmussen as Constanze Weber

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Dean Nolen as Antonio Salieri and Mary Rasmussen as Constanze Weber

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Peter Pryor as a Venticello, Jered McLenigan as a Venticello, and Drew Hirshfield as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Dean Nolen as Antonio Salieri

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Drew Hirshfield as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Mary Rasmussen, Richmond Hoxie, Stephen Hyams, Michelle Horman, and Dean Nolen; photo by Jim Roese.

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The cast of Amadeus

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Dean Nolen as Antonio Salieri

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Drew Hirshfield as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Dean Nolen as Antonio Salieri

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Drew Hirshfield as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Mary Rasmussen as Constanze Weber

Amadeus
by Peter Shaffer
directed by Jiri Zizka
September 19, 2007October 27, 2007

One of the most acclaimed and popular productions of the 20th Century, Amadeus has been honored with 5 Tonys®, 8 Oscars®, and extended London and Broadway runs. The Wilma is thrilled to open the 2007/08 Season with this modern masterpiece in a version rewritten since its original Broadway and film successes. What happens when mediocrity recognizes itself in the face of genius? Especially when genius comes in the form of a potty-mouthed former child prodigy? This is the challenge posed as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, perhaps the greatest composer of all time, unknowingly becomes the battleground of envious court composer Antonio Salieri’s strife with God. From Peter Shaffer, the master storyteller behind Equus and Black Comedy (produced by the Wilma in 2000), Amadeus combines intrigue, suspense, comedy, and passion with some of the most stirring music ever written.

Press / News

"The Wilma gives audiences a production to savor...a big, bold, smart, involving drama supremely well-constructed!"
— Philadelphia Weekly
"...a gorgeous revival of Peter Shaffer's juicy play...magnificent performances...the play itself is remarkable, sliding from tragedy to melodrama to farce, and from dialogue to narrative to direct address. Amadeus manages to combine a contemporary sensibility with old-fashioned methods to let us watch historical fact and storytelling collide. And, finally, the play insists, unabashedly, that great art endures, and provides enough of Mozart's music to prove it!"
— The Philadelphia Inquirer
"...brilliantly mounted and performed...hits the mark...Amadeus is a play for the ages!"
— KYW

Cast

Jered McLenigan • Venticelli ("Little Winds"); Karl, a Gallant
Peter Pryor • Venticelli ("Little Winds"); Friedrich, a Gallant
Dean Nolen • Antonio Salieri, Court Composer
Christian Kauffmann • Joseph II, Emperor of Austria
H. Michael Walls • Count Von Strack, Royal Chamberlain
Richmond Hoxie • Count Orsini-Rosenberg, Director of the Imperial Opera
Russell Leib • Baron Van Swieten, Prefect of the Imperial Library
Mary Rasmussen • Constanze Weber, future wife to Mozart
Drew Hirshfield • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Production Team

Robert Pyzocha • Set Designer
Jerold R. Forsyth • Lighting Designer
Janus Stefanowicz • Costume Designer
Adam Wernick • Sound Designer
 • Dramaturg
Patrick Heydenburg • Production Manager
Patreshettarlini Adams • Stage Manager