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 Audition on Hilton Head

Auditions for “AMADEUS” the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina's fall 2018 season opener will be held at the theater on Monday, June 4 from 12:00 – 7:00PM. The production will be directed by Russell Treyz, well known to Arts Center patrons for directing "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Pride & Prejudice."

Rehearsals for "AMADEUS" begin on September 11, and performances run from October 2-21, 2018. Actors must be available for all rehearsals and performances.

Auditions are by appointment only. Performers should prepare a dramatic monologue.

Bring a picture and resume, stapled together. A monitor is not provided. Character descriptions are below. For more information about roles and to schedule an appointment, call Gail Ragland at 843-686-3945 ext. 202 or email her  

Plot Summary: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a rowdy young prodigy, arrives in Vienna, the music capital of the world – and he’s determined to make a splash. Awestruck by his genius, court composer Antonio Salieri has the power to promote Mozart’s talent or destroy his reputation. Seized by obsessive jealousy he begins a war with Mozart, with music, and ultimately, with God.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN - All Roles Are Available:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - ages 20 to 35: Small, pallid, large-eyed man; he is an extremely restless man, his voice light and high; his manner, excitable and volatile. A child prodigy and a genius composer, Mozart seeks a position in the emperor’s court. He is extravagant, arrogant, juvenile, foul-mouthed, and impulsive in social and political situations. Unable to secure a steady income at court, he becomes a poverty-stricken alcoholic and struggles to survive, but remains always aware of his musical genius.

Joseph II - 40-60, Emperor of Austria and brother of Marie Antoinette: Dapper, cheerful figure, largely pleased with himself and the world. Though somewhat aloof and disconnected, Joseph II enjoys and supports Mozart’s music. Ultimately, he is persuaded by Salieri and others at court to cut him off.

Johann Kilian von Strack - 55: Groom of the Imperial Chamber; a stiff and proper court official: favors Opera in German.

Count Orsini-Rosenberg - 60: Director of the Imperial Opera: Plump and supercilious, a stickler for following the rules and regulations: favors Opera in Italian.

Baron van Swietentrong - 50: Prefect of the Imperial Library - cultivated and serious. He is known as “Lord Fugue” and is ardent Freemason. He can be vindictive, dominating, and demanding. Likes Serious Opera.

Venticelli 1, Venticelli 2 - 20- middle age: purveyors of fact, rumor and gossip. Speak with the urgency of men who have ever been first with the news.

Constanze Weber - Early 20s: Pretty, high spirited young woman. Mozart marries her against his father’s wishes. Though cavalier, playful, and juvenile, she loves and supports Mozart through every humiliation and hardship and is even willing to sacrifice herself for him.

Katherina Cavalieri - 20: Salieri’s promising pupil who has affairs with both Salieri and Mozart.

Teresa Salieri - wife of Salieri, 30-40: a padded placid upright lady.

ENSEMBLE - The cast includes several silent roles. These parts will create an ensemble and chorus that together drive the action of the play. Although non-speaking, the following are featured: Major-Domo, Salieri’s Valet: older man; thin and dry, Salieri’s Cook: older man: somewhat heavy, Servant 1, Servant 2, Kapelmeister Bonno, Priest.

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