Monday, February 27, 2012


Saturday evening my mom and I went to another play at our local playhouse. We got to see the local production of Amadeus.
Luke Moravec played the part of Wolfie.  I loved his performance.  He had the manurisms, silly high-pitched laugh, and crazy voice down to a T!!!

Cheryl Skafte played Wolfie's wife, Constanze.  She is adorable and so very talented.

Rob Larson played the part of Antonio Salieri.  It has been two full days since I saw this play and I am still thinking about how in God's green earth he memorized all those lines.  I do believe he was on stage 95% of the time, and spoke 90% of the time he was there.  Holy moly can the man act.  It truly was awesome.  There is no other word for it.

Salieri made a deal with God as a young boy to live a life serving God and mankind in exchange for becoming a famed musical composer.  All goes according to plan until Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrives in Vienna and ruins everything Salieri has worked so hard for. 

Mozart's eclectic behavior, his love of wine, lack of money, and crazy thoughts running through his own mind eventually led to his death, and left Stanzie a widow.

Salieri eventually tries killing himself (unsuccessfully) and upon thinking he is dying confesses to poisoning Mozart years earlier, causing his death.  Who knows the real truth?  Only Mozart and Salieri.

My dear friend and former co-worker, Julie Ahasay, brilliantly directed this show.  An unbelievable job, Julie!  I absolutely loved it!  I'm so sorry I didn't run into you after the show.  It was a bit past my mom's bedtime.  I still have a hug for you, that I intend to deliver very soon.  Julie says Salieri poisoned her in this photo!

And here is a photo of the cast and some of the crew.  My girl Jules is right there in the middle in her fancy sparkly dress.  Isn't she a hottie???

I've loved this movie for a long time, so I was very excited to hear there would be a local production of it.  Even better when you know the director.  I could see little pieces of Julie all through the show.  I was imagining rehearsals in the theater, and I could hear her giving "direction" always followed with that laughter that I love of hers.

Again, I am reminded how fortunate we are to have this local playhouse right in town that consistantly puts on these wonderful shows.  Thank you to everyone involved for working so hard to deliver a brilliant performance!  I can't wait for the next one!



P.S.  All photos are courtesy of Julie's husband, Lane Ellis.  You can check out approximately 200 additional photos on Lane's Facebook Page.  Thank you so much for sharing them, Lane!


  1. OH! Now you have just inspired me to GET OUT OF THIS HOUSE and do something cool like this!!!

  2. Jealous. I love the movie too and totally would have gone if I was up there.

  3. I would have loved to see this show with both of you ladies! I've never been disappointed with the live theater. Absolutely love it!

  4. Thanks for the kind review! My wife and I like your blog.


    1. Rob, thank you for taking the time to read and comment! I am still in awe of your performance. Please continue to share your talent and do what you do! Nancy