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Audition for Artists’ Collective Theatre’s production of Amadeus

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Audition for Artists’ Collective Theatre’s production of Amadeus

monalisa.logo_.name_.mono_.longArtists’ Collective Theatre will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of Peter Shaffer’s
Amadeus Wednesday June 24th, 2015. The play gives a fictionalized account of the lives of two classical composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. The story is told by Mozart’s rival and colleague Salieri, who is now in an asylum. Salieri is first given the chance to meet Mozart and is thrilled at the opportunity. However, upon meeting him, Salieri is astonished by his boorish behavior and
becomes very jealous of his abilities. Throughout the rest of the play, Mozart’s growing potential
motivates Salieri to pose as his friend in court, while secretly tarnishing his reputation with the Emperor
of Austria and the rest of Vienna.

Characters:

Antonio Salieri: (30s – 50s) Composer to Court of Emperor Joseph
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: (20s) Young Composer
Constanze Weber: (20s) Mozart’s fiancé, whom he marries
Joseph II: (Late 30s – 50s) Emperor of Austria
Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg: (Late 30s – 50s) Director of the Imperial Opera
Baron Gottfried Van Swieten : (Late 30s – 50s) Prefect of the Imperial Library
Katherina Cavalieri: (20s) Salieri’s pupil, who has affairs with Salieri and Mozart
Venticelli: (20s) Two “purveyors of fact, rumor and gossip throughout the play.”

Those wishing to request an audition please send your headshot and resume to info@acttheatre.com with “AMADEUS AUDITION – ” in the subject heading. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted. We are happy to see equity artists.

Audition Requirements: Please prepare one classical (dramatic or comedic) monologue no longer than 2 minutes. You may be asked for a cold read from the script.

Deadline to apply: June 24th, 2015

Production times: March 24th to April 2nd 2016
Rehearsal times: TBA

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