New production • Music, madness, and Mozart
By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Mark Ramont
Held over thru June 12
Round House Theatre Bethesda
Approximate running time is 2 hours, 45 minutes including 1 intermission
For info about audience events during this production - including the special Parents’ Matinee (with childcare for ages 3-12, must be potty trained), pre- and post-show discussions, audio-described and sign-interpreted performances – click here.
When your hard-earned fame has been surpassed by a brilliantly gifted, potty-mouthed golden boy, what else can you do but smile to his face while secretly plotting his downfall? Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, winner of seven Tony Awards ‑ including Best Play ‑ and the Oscar® for Best Picture, depicts the flamboyant genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as seen through the eyes of his desperately jealous contemporary, composer Antonio Salieri.
With Edward Gero (Nixon’s Nixon) as Antonio Salieri, Sasha Olinick (Around the World in 80 Days, The Talented Mr. Ripley) as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Laura C. Harris (26 Miles) as Constanze Weber, and DC theatre favorite Floyd King as Emperor Joseph II.
Mark Ramont, from Ford’s Theatre, directs a towering story of greed, obsession, and guilt set to the glorious music of revenge.
“Riveting…thrilling…high drama and delightful laughter…[Director Mark] Ramont hands these actors the stage, and they seize it.”‑ Washington Post
“Pitch-perfect. Director Mark Ramont’s touch is deft. Highly acclaimed actor Edward Gero delivers a virtuoso performance as Antonio Salieri and Sasha Olinick is alternately hilarious and deeply touching as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart….Just for the record, in its literal Latin translation, Amadeus means ‘for the love of God.’ Do yourself a favor and, ‘for the love of God,’ go see Amadeus.” – Gazette
“Glorious” – Talkin’Broadway.com
“Powerful…[Edward] Gero is note-perfect as Salieri”– DCist.com
“From its sleekly stunning set to its phenomenally talented cast, Round House Theatre’s Amadeus is first-class all the way. It’s a visceral, enthralling evening of theater, an absolute must-see for any avid area theatergoer… a definitive production.” – DC Theatre Scene
Amadeus is recommended for ages 13 and up
Amadeus is sponsored in part through generous support from Esthy & Jim Adler, Larry & Marion Lewin, and Judy & Leo Zickler
Also with Steven Carpenter, JJ Kaczynski, Caroline Mahoney, Sabrina Mandell, Scott McCormick, Toby Mulford, KenYatta Rogers, and Jefferson A. Russell.
Director : Mark Ramont
Scenic Designer: James Kronzer
Costume Designer: Bill Black
Lighting Designer: Matthew Richards
Sound Designer: Matthew M. Nielson
Props Designer: Andrea Moore
Wig Designer: Heather Fleming
Dialect Coach: Leigh Wilson Smiley
Production Stage Manager: Jennifer Schwartz*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, The Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Playwright Peter Shaffer
Peter Shaffer on Wikipedia
Amadeus on Wikipedia
Composer Antonio Salieri
Salieri on Wikipedia
Mozart on Wikipedia