Music, madness, and Mozart - Don't miss AMADEUS March 11 - 26 at BPA

Merrill Lynch Wealth Management presents AMADEUS
Music, madness, and Mozart
A BPA Chamber Collaboration
March 11 – 26: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, March 10 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 11 @ 6:30 p.m.
At Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA)

It’s music, madness, and Mozart at Bainbridge Performing Arts this March. AMADEUS, Peter Schaffer’s Tony and Oscar award winning story of passion, jealousy, and revenge comes to vivid life with the sublime music of Mozart performed live by a Chamber group and choral ensemble. In the court of the Austrian Emperor Josef, 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.

Beloved by Bainbridge audiences for her insightful direction of Snow Falling on Cedars, The Kentucky Cycle, Distracted, Private Eyes, Arcadia, The Grapes of Wrath, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, More Fun Than Bowling, Anton in Show Business, Art and The Philadelphia Story, Director Kate Carruthers is joined by a stellar artistic team, including BPA’s Resident Musical Director Josh Anderson (Mary Poppins, Hair, The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python’s Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors, Avenue Q, Shrek, and the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee), and Music Supervisor Jon Brenner and Associate Music Director Elizabeth Faye – both long-standing performers with the BPA Mainstage Band.

The beguiling cast of BPA stage veterans and newcomers includes Nelsen Spickard as Antonio Salieri, Luke Walker as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Melissa Fenwick as Constanze Weber, Dara Lillis as Emperor Joseph II, Ron Mackley as Count Johann Kilian Von Strack, David Skover as Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg, Rob Burke as Baron Gottfried Van Swieten, Frank Buxton as Kapellmeister Guiseppe Bonno, Jennifer Pippin-Montanez as Teresa Salieri, Chapple Langemack as Salieri’s Cook, Will Langemack as Salieri’s Valet, Geoff Finney and Lee Ann Hittenberger as Venticelli, and Tori Konig as Katharina Cavalieri.

The Choral Ensemble features Lisa Wright, Ron Knoebel, Sholpan Yerezheyeva, Joy Tappen, Christine Perkins, Ruth Urbach, Mike Loudon, Meg Daly, Barbara ten Hove, Paula Elliot, and Mark Power. Featuring musicians from both the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra and BPA’s 2015 - 2016 Mainstage productions, the AMADEUS Chamber Ensemble includes Pat Strange (Violin 1), Alan Francescutti (Violin 2), Arlayne Eseman (Violoncello), Jon Brenner (Violone), Clarice Nash (Flute), Patricia Beasley (Clarinet), Amy Duerr-Day (Oboe), Amy Orr (Horn), Chris Laughbon (Trombone), Art Whitson (Tympani), and Elizabeth Faye (Piano).

AMADEUS appears at BPA March 11 – 26, with shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. A special Pay-What-You-Can Preview will be held Thursday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception will be Friday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $27 for adults, $22 for seniors, and $19 for students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. AMADEUS is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. AMADEUS deals with emotionally intense material, some language, and adult situations. The production is recommended for ages 12 and older.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to Title Sponsor Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Community Sponsors The Maggi Rogers Fund and The Morgan Fund. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets are available for most programs to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from the Mabee Family and Bainbridge Community Foundations. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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