Bahorek (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Queen of the Mist) stars in the title role, opposite Alley veteran Bean as Antonio Salieri. Jonathan Moscone directs the production that runs through May 1 on the Hubbard Stage.
The cast also includes James Belcher as Baron Van Swieten, James Black as Count Orsini-Rosenberg, Chris Hutchison as Joseph II, Charles Krohn as Johann Kilian Von Strack, David Rainey as Giuseppe Bonno, Emily Neves as Citizen of Vienna, Melissa Pritchett as Constanze Weber, Patrick Damien Earl as Priest, Steve Irish as Major Domo, Amanda Kingston as Katherina Cavalieri, Kalob Martinez as Salieri’s Cook, Anne Quackenbush as Teresa Salieri, Santry Rush as Salieri’s Valet, and Dylan Godwin and Adam Van as The Venticelli.
The production has scenic design by Daniel Ostling, costume design by Katherine Roth, lighting design by Christopher Akerlind and sound design by Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen. Dramaturg is Robert Shimko. Elizabeth Bunch is assistant director.
The modern classic explores the rivalry between composers Salieri and Mozart. According to the Alley, "Close to death and fearing that God has abandoned him, Salieri confesses his rage, envy, vengeance and regrets. The complex world of religious faith, moral standards, genuine inspiration and artistic expression are illuminated through a series of theatrical flashbacks seen from Salieri’s perspective. Salieri’s scandalous and spellbinding tale culminates when the righteous ambitions of a mediocre musician are focused on the tragic destruction of a man graced with heavenly genius, Mozart."
Tickets are available by visiting AlleyTheatre. The Alley Theatre is located at 615 Texas Avenue in Houston, TX.