The Light in the Piazza

The Light in the Piazza

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
small
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Optional
Ideal For
ensemble cast, older characters, female lead
Casting Notes:

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 disapproval can stop the their whirlwind love affair. As Clara and Fabrizio fall into each others’ arms, Margaret must grapple with the decision to reveal Clara’s devastating secret to Fabrizio’s warm, suave, and passionate Italian family. With soaring, operatic melodies that set it apart from most contemporary musical theatre, A Light in the Piazza is a story about mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and the necessary loss that comes with newfound love.


Video Clips

See All Videos