Utah Repertory Theater Company announces its third season of five shows, with the “Season of Levity and Consternation”Read More
Regional Premieres • Lesser-Known Shows • Genuine Surprises
Sept. 11-26, 2015
Sorenson Unity Center Black Box Theater
1383 S. 900 West, Salt Lake City, UT 84104
Directed by JC Carter
Music Direction by Anne Puzey
Produced by Johnny Hebda
The composer Antonio Salieri must come to terms with the greater genius of the bratty but God-gifted younger composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — but not before setting out to destroy him.
“Amadeus” provocatively weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Mozart. Salieri has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Mozart is a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp: genius.
“Amadeus” tells the story of one of theater’s ultimate rivalries, resulting in beautiful monologues that describe music and madness with bittersweet eloquence.
“A total iridescent triumph … of complexity of thought, emotion and dramatic power.”—The New York Post
Black Box Theater
1383 S. 900 West,
Salt Lake City, UT 84104