Shaffer's Amadeus Begins Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Run Sept. 9

News   Shaffer's Amadeus Begins Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Run Sept. 9
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis production of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, starring Jim Poulos, begins performances Sept. 9.
Jim Poulos
Jim Poulos

Paul Mason Barnes directs a cast that features Poulos (Rent) as Mozart, Andrew Long as Antonio Salieri, Jeffrey Hayenga as Count Johann Kilian von Strack, Richmond Hoxie as Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg, Walter Hudson as Baron Gottfried van Swieten, Elizabeth Stanley as Constanze Weber, Joe Hickey as Emperor Joseph II, with Craig Baldwin and Michael Dean Morgan as the Venticelli. The Amadeus ensemble includes Jenn Bock, Jon Breeden, Joseph Garner, Cale Haupert, Khnemu Menu-Ra, Michael Monsey, Maggie Murphy, Michael Perkins and Brian White.

Press notes for Amadeus state: "Astounded by the beauty of Mozart’s music and yet consumed by envy and insecurity in the face of the brash young man’s talent, court composer Salieri sets out to destroy the prodigy’s life and career. A towering story of diabolical greed and soul-shattering guilt, outrageous genius and glorious music."

Designing the production are Bill Clarke (scenic design), Dorothy Marshall Englis (costume design), Peter E. Sargent (lighting design), Rusty Wandall (sound design) and Henry Palkes (music supervisor).

Amadeus runs through Oct. 4 on the Browning main stage. For tickets phone (314) 968-4925 or visit The Rep's online box office at RepStl. The Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts is located at 130 Edgar Road in Webster Groves, MO.

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