Tuesday, February 10, 2015

NC Stage and ACT to co-produce "Amadeus"

This production is a part of the Asheville Amadeus Festival with the 
Asheville Symphony
North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) and Asheville Community Theatre (ACT) are excited to announce a co-production of AMADEUS opening March 11th, 2015.     

In 18th century Vienna, music is the currency of power. And Court Composer Antonio Salieri is the toast of the town. That is, until a young prodigy by the name of Mozart comes on the scene. Reeling from the realization of his own mediocrity in the face of true genius, Salieri swears vengeance on the God that gifted Mozart’s breathtaking talent. Swells of music and madness stir through the Tony Award-winning drama that raises the question: how far would you go to secure your legacy? Amadeus is directed by Angie Flynn-McIver and stars Michael MacCauley. Presented as a part of the Asheville Amadeus Festival, Amadeus is a co-production between NC Stage Company & Asheville Community Theatre.  Amadeus will be performed March 11-22, 2015 with performances Wednesday - Saturday nights at 7:30 pm and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 pm.  Tickets are available online at www.ashevilletheatre.org, by phone at 828-254-1320 or in person at the ACT Box Office.

Allen Law
Amadeus stars Michael MacCauley as Salieri and Allen Law as Mozart.  The show also features Scott Treadway as the Emperor.  The play is directed by Angie Flynn-McIver, the co-Founder and Producing Director at NC Stage.  Of the production, Angie says, "Amadeus is a play that we have wanted to produce for years. It's a director's dream --it has huge emotions, fascinating characters, genius, revenge, mystery, God...what more could any director want? I am also completely thrilled with the cast we have assembled, and the designers. These artists will bring Amadeus to life in a completely unexpected and wonderful way."

This is the first time that these two organizations are collaborating ACT Artistic Director Susan Harper says, “ACT and the staff are thrilled to be partnering with our colleagues from North Carolina Stage on Amadeus.  ACT has had Amadeus on our wish list for a while and this festival was the perfect opportunity.  We have great respect for the work done at NC Stage and we are excited by the challenge of figuring out how to work together.  Frankly, we're just enjoying getting together more often and collaborating.”

Scott Treadway
North Carolina Stage Company is Asheville’s only professional equity theatre celebrating its 13th year producing plays for the Asheville community.  Founded by Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver, the theatre has been voted best local theatre 9 out of the past 10 years in the Mountain Xpress Best of WNC Poll.  NC Stage is a past recipient of the American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Grant and receives funding from the North Carolina Arts Council.

Now in its 69th season, Asheville Community Theatre is proud to put the community on stage; uniting hundreds of community members of all ages and backgrounds who collaborate to present a unified product to thousands of locals and tourists annually.  

Amadeus Information:
Where:  Asheville Community Theatre, 35 East Walnut Street Asheville, NC 28801
Dates: March 11th- March 22nd, 2015
Performance: Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:30 PM
Ticket Prices: $35.00 Regular Admission; $32.00 Seniors; $20.00 Student Rush (17 and Under)

Tickets are available by calling ACT at 828-254-1320 or visiting online at ashevilletheatre.org

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