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Overview


Synopsis

Summer 1953: Margaret Johnson, an elegant and strong-willed Southern woman, has taken her daughter, Clara, on a vacation to Italy. When a gust of wind blows Clara’s hat right into the hands of a young Italian gentleman, neither age nor language nor familial disapproval can stop their whirlwind love affair. As Clara and Fabrizio fall into each others’ arms, Margaret must grapple with the question of whether to disclose Clara’s devastating secret to Fabrizio’s warm, passionate Italian family. With soaring operatic melodies that set it apart from most contemporary musical theatre, The Light in the Piazza is a story about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and the deeply intertwined emotions of love and loss.


Characters

Female

Lead

Soprano

Female

Lead

Soprano

Male

Lead

Tenor



Show Information

Book:
Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
2003
Genres
Drama
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
florence, italy, 1953
Cast Size
medium
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Optional
Ideal For
ensemble cast, older characters, female lead
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult characters

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