NC Stage is announcing an additional date of auditions for Amadeus co-produced with ACT. Amadeus is written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Angie Flynn-McIver. The production will take place at Asheville Community Theatre.
These auditions are being held Tuesday, October 21st from 7:00-9:00 PM at Asheville Community Theatre. Asheville Community Theatre is located at 35 Walnut Street Asheville, NC 28801.
If you are interested in auditioning, you will report to Asheville Community Theatre’s main entrance underneath the blue awning. Upon arrival, you will sign in at the host table and fill out an audition form. You are not signed in until you show up and turn in this form. Sides will not be available until the night of the audition. Auditions are first come first serve.
Note: If you have already been seen for Amadeus you do not need to audition again.
Please read all the information listed below. If your question is not answered, inquiries may be directed to Chandra Calentine at ACT. Email [email protected] or call (828) 254-1320 ext. 27.
Parking: If available, actors are welcome to park in the ACT parking lot or in the Lawyer’s office next door. Otherwise, plan to park in the street parking or parking garages available in downtown Asheville.
Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals begin February 9th, 2015
Performance Dates: March 11- March 22, 2015
ANTONIO SALIERI ages 35 – 77 in the play. Italian composer and musician in the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II. He is proud, proper, restrained, ambitious. He has spent his life doing what is expected of him, and he wants the reward of being a magnificent composer, but his talent fails him. He is deeply and corruptingly jealous of Mozart.
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART ages 25 – 35 in the play. Silly, passionate, absurd, and a genius composer, he comes to the court of Joseph II at the age of 25, and his reputation precedes him. His impolitic, frantic, mocking behavior makes enemies of the courtiers around him, and he and his family suffer from poverty and indignity. He is crude and brilliant.
CONSTANZE WEBER Mozart’s wife. She is lower class, out of her depth at court, but principled and loves Mozart. She can be silly with him, but also admires his talent. She is shrewd when she needs to be.
JOSEPH II The Emperor of Austria. His every opinion is supported and magnified by those around him. He is never challenged or questioned. He is a fundamentally uninteresting man made fascinating by his position.
COUNT JOHANN VON STRACK
COUNT FRANZ ORSINI-ROSENBERG
BARON VAN SWIETEN
These three men are in the Emperor’s inner circle. They are extremely skilled in the art of politics; they are wealthy, and they are knowledgeable. They are unused to making mistakes, or to admitting to making them. They hold themselves carefully, as if their power were a fragile thing.
THE VENTICELLI These two men are Salieri’s spies—they are everywhere and bring him all the news and gossip. They blend in with everyone everywhere. They function as a chorus in the play.
KATHARINA A beautiful singer, Salieri’s student, who performs for Mozart. She should be young and lovely, and the actor does not need to be able to sing. (Non-speaking role).
TERESA SALIERI A solemn woman, she supports her husband but does not understand his music or his ambition. (Non-speaking role.)
We will also be casting a number of Citizens of Vienna. These actors will populate larger scenes, and sometimes help set the stage (literally and figuratively) for the action to come. (Non-speaking roles).