by Peter Shaffer
Feb 16 – Mar 3, 2024
The Cabaret Theatre
at the Temple of Music & Art
330 S Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
In the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II, Antonio Salieri is the established composer. Enter the greatest musical genius of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus 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 premiered at the National Theatre in London in 1979, before transferring to Broadway, where it won the Tony award for Best Play in 1981. The film version, screenplay also by Peter Shaffer, won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1985.