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All I wanted was to sing to God.


by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Jennifer King

$28/$35 at the door  General Admission
$25/$30 at the door  Seniors 62 and over
$20/$25 at the door  Under 30 & Military
$15/$20 at the door  Youth under 18

This provocative work weaves a confrontation between mediocrity and genius into a tale of breathtaking dramatic power.  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.

Amadeus won the Tony for Best Play, the Oscar for Best Movie, and has received numerous triumphant revivals both in the West End and on Broadway.

Funding provided by Sponsors Circle Members Lew & Janet Baer, Mary & David Poe, and Walter & Emily Roeder. Additional support provided by Buffington Clay-Miller


Antonio Salieri

Richard Pallaziol

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Aaron Wilton*

Constanza Weber, Mozart's wife

Rose Roberts

Joseph II, Emperor of Austria

Chad Yarish

Count Johann Kilian von Strack

Tim Setzer

Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg

James Pelican

Baron Gottfried van Swieten

David Foushee

Venticelli, "little winds"

Kyle Stoner

Sophia Ferar



Jennifer King

Stage Manager


Scenic and Lighting Design

Peter Q. Parish

Costume Design

Skipper Skeoch

Wigs and Make-up

Jolie O'Dell

* Appears courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional stage actors and stage managers in the United States

Ferar copySophia Ferar (Venticello, etc) is thrilled to return to Cinnabar in this production of Amadeus. She is a mom of a three year old, and strives to follow her dream and show her daughter you can do anything you set your heart to. Some of her favorite roles are Sue Yaeger in South Pacific, Susan in Company, Clarice in The Servant of Two Masters, Titania in A Midsummer Nights Dream, and Fermina in Man Of La Mancha. She is currently pursuing a Nursing Degree and A Musical Theater Degree. She would like to thank her parents for their never ending support and for the inspiration her daughter gives to her every day. And she gives her performance in remembrance of Stephen Walsh – much love dear friend.

FousheeDavid Foushee (Baron van Swieten) resides in Yountville, by way of San Diego, San Francisco, the East Coast, the Deep South, the Great Plains, Europe and Southeast Asia (and, no, he did not grow up in a military family). Recent stage performances include roles in I Am My Own Wife, Hay Fever, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Sweeney Todd, The Sound of Music, How Shakespeare Won the West, Once on this Island, Guys and Dolls, The Little Mermaid, and most recently, Bell Book and Candle. He has studied voice with Andrew Moore, David Auerbach, Eve-Anne Wilkes, and Erika Trez, and has sung with the Napa Valley College Chorale, the Grace Episcopal Church choir, the St. Helena Chamber Singers, Sing Napa Valley, and the First Congregational Church of Berkeley Festival Choir, with whom he participated in a performance of Ein Deutsches Requiem by Brahms in February, 2018.

PallaziolRichard Pallaziol (Antonio Salieri) studied theatre at CSU Long Beach and the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Locally, he has performed here at Cinnabar (Quality of Life, The Creature), for Marin Shakespeare (Othello, The Three Musketeers), Napa Valley Conservatory Theatre (People’s Temple, Lydia, Eurydice), Shakespeare Napa Valley (Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It), Solano College (Peter Pan, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo & Juliet), and for the Napa Valley Shakespeare Festival (Macbeth, Richard III, The Tempest) where he also directed (Taming of The Shrew, Hamlet). Richard has been an award winning stage fight choreographer for the past thirty-seven years.

PelicanJames Pelican (Count Orsini Rosenberg) is a founding member of Clowns On A Stick and has been performing with the ensemble since 2003. Besides helping to create and perform over two dozen short pieces that have been performed as part of vaviety shows, circuses, and any other stage that is not off limits to clowns, James also wrote the full length show To Bury A Cat and co-wrote last season’s Rhapsody of Fools for Cinnabar. A resident of Petaluma, James feels fortunate to call Cinnabar his home theater, not only performing in many shows over the years (including Rhapsody and its operatic counterpart, Pagliacci), but volunteering his time whenever possible. Notable Cinnabar productions include last fall’s production of The Quality of Life (Neal), La Cage Aux Folles (Jacob), Balloonacy (Old Man), and Candide (Clown/Choreographer). Don Quixote (Don Q/Theater of Yugen), Trinculo (The Tempest/MSW), and The Gatekeeper (Descent of Inanna/Independent Eye) are other favorite roles. He is also the producer of the Chautauqua Revue, now in its 15th year at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center.

RobertsRose Roberts (Constanza Mozart) attended Santa Rosa High School’s ArtQuest drama program and has studied at American Conservatory Theater. Favorite roles include Clea in The Scene, Eva in Happy, Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show, Kate in Seminar, Vanda in Venus in Fur, and Honey in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf. She is very pleased to make her Cinnabar debut.


Tim Setzer (Johann Kilian von Strack) is thrilled to return to the Cinnabar stage after appearing in last season’s acclaimed show, The Odd Couple. A familiar face around the North Bay theater community, he has appeared in many venues including Spreckels Theatre Company, 6th Street Playhouse, Narrow Way Stage, the White Barn, Napa Valley Playhouse, SonomaArts Live, Lucky Penny Productions, Napa Valley Conservatory Theatre and Shakespeare Napa Valley. Favorite shows include Young Frankenstein (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, SFBATCC nomination), Titanic, the Musical (Etches), Chicago (Amos Hart, SFBATCC nomination), Gypsy (Herbie, TBA nomination), Little Women (John Brooke), Kismet (Hajj), Scrooge, the Musical (Ebenezer Scrooge, SFBATCC nomination), Guys and Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Oliver! (Fagin), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (Pseudolus), La Cage aux Folles (Albin/Zaza), ART (Yvan), Stones in his Pockets (Charlie) and The Book of Matthew (Vincent Alcedo, SFBATCC nomination). Thank you to Elly and Jennifer for the reunion!

StonerKyle Stoner (Venticello, etc) has performed in a number of productions throughout the Bay Area and the Sacramento Region. Credits include Puck in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Davis Shakespeare Festival). Other credits include Princeton/Rod, in Avenue Q (New Conservatory Theater Center); Fabrizio, Light in the Piazza (Altarena Playhouse); Finch, How to Succeed (BAM! San Francisco); F-WORD aka Frodo aka Francis, The Fellowship (AlterTheater); Jaques, As You Like It (SF Shakespeare Festival); Jesus, Jesus Christ Superstar (Bay Area Stage), self/Austin sub, Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) (Reduced Shakespeare Co.).

WiltonAaron Wilton (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) is elated to be back at Cinnabar!  Local credits include working with San Jose Rep, Aurora Theatre Company, San Jose Stage Company, Pacific Rep, Theatre Rhinoceros, Sacramento Theatre Company, Capital Stage, B Street, Brava Theater, Shakespeare Napa Valley and Jewel Theatre Company.  Regional credits include George Street Playhouse (w/ Oscar nom. Amy Irving & Emmy nom. Peter Scolari), Hudson Stage Company, Shakespeare in the Wild, The Beckmann Theater, Curan Repertory Company and Greenwich Street Theatre, where his co-created show Happy Mundanesperformed at the New York City Fringe Festival.He was the co-founding artistic director of Pig Brooch Theatre Company and an artistic associate of South Pleasant Company NYC. He has numerous Film, TV and video game credits and has done commercials with Blue Shield, Chase, Taco Bell, Charles Schwab, Wells Fargo, Cisco, Adobe and Xfinity.  He has won a Shellie and been nominated for a Perry, a TBA and three BroadwayWorld SF awards. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity, The Dramatists Guild and SAG-AFTRA.

YarishChad Yarish (Joseph II) has been acting around the Bay Area for 18 years. He made his Cinnabar debut last season as Murray the Cop in The Odd Couple. Recent rolls include Bruce in Beyond Therapy with Lucky Penny Productions (2016 North Bay Arty Award Winner), both kings and a couple other jerks in Pericles at Napa Valley College, and himself in the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s William Shakespeare’s Long Lost First Play (abridged). Chad has workshopped the last four plays written by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, and has performed with them across the country. Chad has been the Drosselmeyer for the Stapleton School of Ballet’s annual production of The Nutcracker since 2003, and Von Rothbart in their last three productions of Swan Lake, despite never once having taken a ballet lesson. Chad served four years in the U.S. Army, makes his own mead, and has no formal theatrical training to speak of – which is either impressive or obvious. Find out more at

The Crew

King copyJennifer King (Director) is a theater artist based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  She divides her time between Europe and America, performing, directing and creating work in the UK, Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic, where she directs for the Prague Shakespeare Company. US acting, directing and teaching credits include work for the California Shakespeare Theater, Dallas Theater Center, Aurora Theatre Company, Shakespeare Napa Valley, SF PlayGround, Berkeley Playhouse, Sonoma County Repertory Theater, 6th Street Playhouse, Cinnabar Theater, Symmetry Theater, the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, Napa Valley College, Sonoma State University and UC Davis, among others.  Locally, she was the Executive/Artistic Director of Sonoma County Repertory Theater and is now a tenured Professor of Theater at Napa Valley College, where she founded and runs Shakespeare Napa Valley.  This is her fifth production at Cinnabar, directing The Odd Couple last season, starring in Bad Dates in 2016 and directing I Am My Own Wife in 2015, and most recently, Jennifer directed My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.

Parish copyBorn and raised in Northern California, Peter Q. Parish (Set & Lighting Designer) has worked with several companies in the San Francisco Bay Area designing sets, lights, masks and puppets. Peter attained his MFA in Stage Design and Lighting from the Lir Academy, National Academy of Dramatic Art, Trinity College, Dublin IRL. Most recently, Peter designed sets for Dead Man’s Cell Phone at The Lir, Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party at Sonoma State University, Sophocles’ The Birds at Cinnabar Theater, and Twelfth Night for Ensemble Production Company in Larkspur. Peter’s most recent lighting designs have been seen in My Way: a Tribute to Frank Sinatra & Man of La Mancha here at Cinnabar, Pippin at St. Patrick’s College, DCU in Dublin, and lighting Liz Roche’s Dance Company. It’s a treat to have a single designer developing the world of the play in both set and lighting designs. Peter’s wife, Sarah McKereghan, is a playwright, actor and director (just gracing the stage here in Good People), and they have two beautiful girls, Cordelia and Kalliope.