Amadeus 2014 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

by Peter Shaffer

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“What shall I say to you who will one day hear this music for yourselves.  And you will because whatever else shall pass away, this must remain.”

Amadeus tells a story of both fact and fiction about Mozart, one of the greatest composers who has ever lived.  Mozart himself once described a genius by saying, “Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go into the making of a genius.  Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.”

Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.

February 28 and March 1, 7, and 8 at 7:30 p.m.; March 2 and 9 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

Adults $17, seniors $15, students $9. Single tickets go on sale beginning September 13 and are available through the Iowa State Center Ticket Office located in the ground floor of Stephens Auditorium in Ames, any TicketMaster, or at the door before performances.

The Cast

Mozart – Mason Tyer
Antonio Salieri – Christopher Kent
Venticelli 1 – Alexander Criswell
Venticelli 2 – Adam Kroksh
Constanze Weber – Lauren Dentler
Joseph II – Michael Clinkscales
Count von Strack – Christopher Culver
Count Orisini-Rosenberg – Carter Roeske
Baron van Swieten – Zack Hackbarth
Salieri’s Valet – Leo Livingston
Salieri’s Cook – Kim Paul
Teresa Salieri – Mackenzie Watson
Katherina Cavalieri – Alyssa Maldonado
Major-Domo – Kyle Folvag
Citizens of Vienna –  Emily Linch, James Cody Ward, Jessica O’Riley, Calli Sandahl, Kyle Folvag

Creative Team

Director – Jane Cox
Scenic Designer – Rob Sunderman
Costume Designer – Kelly Marie Schaefer
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Stage Manager – Miranda Shunkwiler
Assistant Stage Manager – Lauren Dursky
Assistant Stage Manager – Katie Olsen
Box Office Supervisors – Zachary Eskrich, Carolyn Susa
Props Masters – Rebel Clodi, Mackenzie Watson
Assistant to the Director/Dramaturg – Kivan Kirk
Scenic Artists – Alyson Boes, Rebel Clodi, Lauren Dursky, Kiah Kayser, Shannon Lange, Brent LeBlanc, Hannah Roberg, Hannah Rublaitus, Miranda Shunkwiler, Dan Poppen, Rehele Jomepour, Rob Sunderman
Sound Board – Christopher Grim
Light Board – Noel VenDenBosch
Photography – Nancy Thompson
Poster Design – Mary Bendgen
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Scene Shop Assistants – James Allender, Devin Barr, Zachary Eskrich, André Johnson, Jr., Kiah Kayser, Brent LeBlanc, Kiersten Naberhaus, Nick Neal, Katie Olsen, Bryce Poellet, Seth Rickard, Hannah Roberg, Carolyn Susa, Justin Voga, Mackenzie Watson
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Costume Shop Assistants – Lauren Dursky, Linsey Heister, Madeleine Kobus, Ariel Prosser, Amy Regan, Katie Riese
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek


Publicity photos, production photos, and headshots by Nancy Thompson

Poster by Mary Bendgen

Read about it in the Iowa State Daily on December 16, January 17, or February 27; Inside Iowa State, or the Ames Tribune.