Baltimore Center Stage: Amadeus
September 13–October 12
  • By Peter Shaffer
  • Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah

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 Center Stage’s epic new revival of the Tony Award-winning drama that raises the question: how far would you go to secure your legacy?



William Cooke, Christopher Dews, Cori Dioquino, Hillary Mazer, Joel Ottenheimer, Kedren Spencer, Sarah Olmsted Thomas, Ann Turiano, Frank Vince


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*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

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One of the most confident, natural, and thorough performances I’ve seen on a stage in this town.— The Baltimore Sun
A grand experience akin to 18th century Vienna.— DC Metro Theater Arts
A magnificent, darkly amusing, historically rich, theatrical production: brilliant, lyrical, and charming—it is a monumental, multi-dimensional masterpiece, which is grandly memorable and immensely pleasurable to watch.— DC Metro Theater Arts
This production under the direction of Mr. Kwei-Armah sparkles.— Baltimore OUT Loud
Sheer brilliance.— TheatreBloom
As I find myself saying almost every single time I talk about a play put on by Center Stage, the acting is superb.— BroadwayWorld
Nash makes an ideal Amadeus.— Baltimore Post Examiner
Nelson tackles the… role of Antonio Salieri with a presence that has rightly earned him recognition as one of the area’s finest actors.— Baltimore Post Examiner
In the News
The Baltimore Sun—Center Stage offers stylish revival of 'Amadeus'
TheatreBloom—Amadeus at Center Stage
Baltimore Post Examiner—Amadeus: Center Stage opens season on a high note
DC Metro Theater Arts—Amadeus at Centerstage
BroadwayWorld—AMADEUS at Center Stage Hits the Right Notes