a Comedy by Peter Shaffer
January 26 - February 10, 2024 at Oshawa Little Theatre, 62 Russett Ave, Oshawa

Contact Information

Amanda Walchuk

Location, Dates & Times

Oshawa Little Theatre, 62 Russett Ave, Oshawa
Tue, Sep 19, 2023 | 07:00pm - 10:00pm
Sat, Sep 23, 2023 | 04:00pm - 07:00pm
Sun, Sep 24, 2023 | 01:00pm - 04:00pm


Geoffrey Coulter
Music Director

Antonio Salieri (35-40 years) 

Court composer and later Imperial Kapellmeister (orchestra leader) to Joseph II, Emperor of Austria, Salieri is ambitious and has promised to dedicate his life and talents to God in return for fame as a composer. However, once Mozart arrives on the scene and Salieri hears his exquisite work, he feels betrayed by God and lets his feelings of mediocrity, jealousy, and bitterness consume him. He vows to destroy Mozart as a way to get back at God.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (25-30 years)
A child prodigy from Salzburg, Austria, and a genius composer, Mozart is seeking a position in the emperor’s court. He is extravagant, arrogant, juvenile, volatile, foul-mouthed, and impulsive in social and political situations, but creates unbelievably remarkable music. He eventually loses support in court, and, unable to secure a steady income, becomes a poverty-stricken alcoholic and struggles to survive. But he always remains true to his music.


Constanze (Stanzi) Weber (25-30 years)

Mozart’s wife whom he married against his father’s wishes. Weber loves and supports him in his work through every humiliation and hardship. Though both are cavalier and juvenile, she is more responsible and practical and even willing to sacrifice herself for him.


Joseph II (forties)

Emperor of Austria and brother of Marie Antoinette, Joseph II enjoys and supports Mozart’s music but is ultimately persuaded by Salieri and others at court to cut him off. Mentally a bit dull, but dapper and cheerful, largely pleased with himself and the world.


Count Johann Kilian von Strack (45-65 years)

Chamberlain of the Imperial Chamber, a stiff and proper court official.


Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg (50s) 

Pompous and supercilious, Director of the Imperial Opera.


Baron Gottfried van Swieten (50s)

Prefect of the Imperial Library, cultivated and serious. An enthusiastic amateur musician, he is known as “Lord Fugue” and is best remembered today, a patron of several great composers of the Classical era. 


Two “Venticelli”

Gossips who work for Salieri and provide him with information on Mozart’s private affairs.


Major-Domo: A servant of a prominent baroness.




Salieri’s Valet/servant (18 years and up)

Salieri’s Cook/servant (18 years and up) 


Katherina Cavalieri (20s) also Citizen of Vienna

Salieri’s promising and beautiful pupil who has affairs with both Salieri and Mozart.


Kapellmeister Giuseppe Bonno (70s) also Citizen of Vienna

The Royal choral director


Teresa Salieri (30s) also Citizen of Vienna

Wife of Salieri, a placid, obedient woman.


A Priest/Citizen of Vienna/Cloaked figure

Servants and Citizens of Vienna




1) A completed OLT audition form (available on the OLT Website) with attached resume and headshot (if available).


2) Sides will be e-mailed prior to the auditions. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. 


  • Headshots may be taken prior to your audition (if one isn’t provided).
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time. 
  • Please note that auditions are closed. There are no visitors or family members allowed in the audition room. 
  • Call-backs may be held for some roles. If you are not called back for a specific role, it does not mean you are not in the show. Conversely, if you are called back, it does not guarantee you a role in the show. 

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.

Id: 212 Posted: Aug 22, 2023
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ACT-CO Callboard PDOVers. 4.0 Sep 07, 2023