Up & Coming Weekly

March 17, 2015

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MARCH 18-24, 2015 UCW 11 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, simply known to many as Mozart, is a cultural icon. His music transcends time, and is still considered one of the pinnacle works of human creation. It is as fresh and as beautiful and thought-provoking as the day it was written. There are only a handful of artists in any media that can achieve such fame and notoriety. Like a movie star today, it seems only natural that people wonder about the life of such an amazing and accomplished person. In 1979, Peter Shaffer filled this need with his play, Amadeus, that was also turned into a movie in 1984. Cape Fear Regional Theatre will continue the tradition by performing Amadeus on March 20, in partnership with The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra. Amadeus focuses on the lives of Mozart and Antonio Salieri. Salieri was a composer as well, and while there is some historical evidence suggesting a tenuous relationship between the two, there is no evidence that he assassinated Mozart as is his claim in the play. A main focus of the work is the juxtaposition between the celestial compositions of Mozart and his beastly behavior. Salieri himself struggles to reconcile these traits and is embittered by the incredible skill this poorly behaved man possesses, to the point of even questioning religion. It is a fictional retelling, but is engaging and provides a new perspective on the familiar name. Because the show focuses on Mozart, it is only natural that it includes a powerful music component. In order to ensure the highest quality for the audience, the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and Cape Fear Regional Theatre are teaming up to tackle this powerhouse of a show. It is not the first time the two have worked together. Last year they partnered to present A Midsummer Night's Dream, which was met with great success. This year, with even more experience working together, it is sure to be an amazing show. It is directed by Tom Quaintance and conducted by Fouad Fakhouri. The show's interesting combination of theatre, music and a universal cultural icon makes it enjoyable and accessible to everyone. You don't have to adore theatre to appreciate the music and you don't have to be familiar with the music to be enthralled with the dramatic story line. And even if you have seen the movie, it is guaranteed that a live performance will be different — perhaps better because seeing actual people tell a story brings a fresh perspective to a familiar tale. Amadeus is on stage on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Seabrook Auditorium at Fayetteville State University. Fayetteville State University is located at 1200 Murchison Rd. There is also a performance in Southern Pines on March 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the R.E. Lee Auditorium at Pinecrest High School. Pinecrest High School is located at 250 Voit Gilmore Lane in Southern Pines. The show is not recommended for children under 12 because it deals with some adult situations, language and intense material. Tickets are available by calling 910-433-4690 or by visiting www. fayettevillesymphony.org. Tickets are $25. For more information, visit www.fayettevillesymphony. org/2014-2015-season. The Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra and the Cape Fear Regional The- atre will present Amadeus on Friday, March 20 at Seabrook Auditorium. The FSO and CFRT Team Up to Bring Amadeus to the Stage by ERINN CRIDER ERINN CRIDER, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. Feb. 13 – Apr. 15 | e Drawings & Paintings of Mison Kim: "Searching for the Real" * Hours : Tuesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. & Saturday: Noon – 4 p.m., David McCune International Art Gallery Mar. 21 | Methodist University Jazz Festival * 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Huff Concert Hall, Reeves Fine Arts Building Mar. 22 | North Carolina State Ballet: "Ballet Classics" 3 p.m., Huff Concert Hall, Reeves Fine Arts Building Tickets : $16, through www.ncstateballet.com or 910.485.4965 Mar. 27 | Matt Roerich, Saxophone Recital presented by Friends of Music * 7:30 p.m., Hensdale Chapel Mar. 28 | Easter Jam 2015 featuring Josh Wilson * 6 p.m., Huff Concert Hall, Reeves Fine Arts Building Mar. 30 | Womack Lecture featuring Najeeba Syeed, J.D. * "Healing the World: Tools for Interfaith Peacemaking" 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., PA Auditorium, Medical Lecture Hall methodist.edu/community | 910.630.7000, 630.7062 facebook.com/MethodistUniversity 5400 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28311 * Denotes free events National recording artist Josh Wilson

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