Providence Players “Amadeus” Cast Announced

Providence Players Amadeus

An Outstanding Cast for and Outstanding Play: New Faces, PPF Veterans, Loads of Talent

More than 50 actors auditioned for roles in the late Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award winning play Amadeus, the Providence Players’ 2016-2017 season opening production. Director Julie Janson has assembled an outstanding cast of PPF veterans and talented newcomers who will make their Providence Players debut in Amadeus. Among the 12 actors cast (Julie is still filling a couple of roles), 5 will be making their PPF debut, 3 more will be appearing onstage for PPF for their second or third time and 4 are among PPF’s finest veteran performers.  The Providence Players, a non-profit all volunteer community theater troupe, opens auditions to all area actors and routinely introduces new talent to PPF audiences.

On the audition process, Director Julie Janson said, “I would like to thank each of the 55 people who auditioned for this 14 person Amadeus cast. I was so thrilled by the level of talent available and it was a pleasure to see each of you perform. While we may not have found a perfect fit for you in this production, we have an excellent season ahead of us with a wide range of casting opportunities. Keep an eye on the website or join our group on Facebook to track future audition opportunities.

Amadeus kicks off an outstanding season for the Providence Players on September 30th! Full season and ticket information appears below.  The Providence Players preforms at the James Lee Community Center Theater at 2855 Annandale Road in Falls Church, VA.

The Cast of Amadeus

Antonio Salieri – David Whitehead

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Mike Rudden

Constanze Weber – Julia Buhagiar

Joseph II – Michael Bagwell

Count Johann Kilian von Strack – John Barclay Burns

Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg – Sean Wilson

Baron Gottfried van Swieten – Shawn Cox

The Venticelli – Bobby Welsh and Debora Crabbe

Katherina Cavalieri – Christina Massimei

Salieri’s Valet – Zachary Todd

Salieri’s Cook – Amanda Ranowsky

Teresa Salieri – Carol Strachan

Guiseppe Bonno – TBD

We Invite You to Join us for the Providence Players 2016-2017 as a Season Ticket Holder

Order Season Tickets (or single show) Online Here

Become a season ticket holder for significant savings off the single show ticket price. Season tickets are convenient and flexible. Choose which performance you wish to attend from any of 10 performances, including two Sunday matinees or Thursday evening performances. Choose early for the best seat selection or choose when you know when you want to go. Need to change the performance date later? We will help you make changes if you need to attend a different performance even after you have made your reservation. Holiday show tickets for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a heartwarming classic, are available as an additional item. The season runs from October 1, 2016 to June 17, 2017


By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Julie Janson

The story of legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told through the eyes of his jealous rival Antonio Salieri, this psychological mystery won the Tony Award for Best Play and the Academy Award for Best Film. Salieri is the established court composer who has given himself to God so that he might realize his sole ambition to be a great composer. Enter the greatest composer of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a foul-mouthed, graceless oaf who has that which is beyond Salieri’s envious grasp – genius.  Season tickets on sale now!

Performance Dates And Times

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
September 30 – October 15
Sunday Matinees 2:00pm
October 2 & 9

Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By Barbara Johnson
Directed by Liz Mykietyn

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world; they lie, steal and cheat. Now they have taken over the church’s annual Christmas pageant! The entire town has gathered in anticipation, waiting to see the Herdmans ruin Christmas – or will they? This funny, heartwarming, holiday tale has become a classic: and good for the entire family!

Co-Produced by Providence Players and The Young Hearts

This special production of a holiday treat will benefit the work of The Young Hearts, a group of amazing teens who raise funds to battle blood cancers and other diseases.  Half of all net proceeds from this production will be donated to Young Hearts Foundation in pursuit of their important mission.  For the past three years, over $24,000 was generated to support this important cause, and PPF hopes to increase its support in 2016.  Season tickets on sale now!

Performance Dates And Times

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
December 9 – 17
Saturday & Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m.
December 10, 11, 17, & 18

To Kill a Mockingbird

By Christopher Sergel
Based upon the novel by Harper Lee

Directed by Beth Whitehead

Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork and one of the best-loved stories of all time, To Kill a Mockingbird is a gripping and heart-wrenching tale of coming-of-age in the South. Set in a town poisoned by prejudice, the play portrays a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, Scout, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.  Season tickets on sale now!

Performance Dates And Times

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
March 24 – April 8
Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m.
March 26 & April 2

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

By Christopher Durang

Directed by Jimmy Gertzog

The Tony Award winner for Best Play of 2013, Durang’s hit comedy skewers the classic dramas of Chekhov through an absurdist tale of family dysfunction. But you don’t have to be a student of Russian literature to appreciate this zany farce. Siblings Vanya and Sonia live a quiet life in the Bucks County farmhouse where they grew up. But when their movie-star sister Masha returns home unannounced with Spike, her 20-something boy toy, an unforgettable weekend ensues.  Season tickets on sale now!

Performance Dates And Times

Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
June 2 – 17
Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m.
June 4 & 11