Review: Despite faults, 'Amadeus' sings inspired tune of musical rivalry

James Recca (front left, as Salieri) rehearses during the Lab Theater production of Peter Shaffer play 'Amadeus.' Connor Zerilla co-stars as Mozart. Ken Bryant directs. Costume designer Lois Kuehne produced a wardrobe of hand-sewn costumes for the show, which runs through the end of September in Fort Myers.

Photo courtesy the Laboratory Theater of Florida

James Recca (front left, as Salieri) rehearses during the Lab Theater production of Peter Shaffer play "Amadeus." Connor Zerilla co-stars as Mozart. Ken Bryant directs. Costume designer Lois Kuehne produced a wardrobe of hand-sewn costumes for the show, which runs through the end of September in Fort Myers.

A sold-out house greeted the Lab Theater's season-opener "Amadeus" on Friday the 13th. Vehicles jockeyed for spaces in two overflow parking lots while extra chairs kept appearing from storage rooms. The brilliant Mozart, who struggled with cash flow his entire life, would have cheered.

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