"The most intensely romantic score of any musical since WEST SIDE STORY!"
-The New York Times
Book by Craig Lucas
Music and Lyrics by Adam Guettel
Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co.
Owner or the original motion picture "Light in the Piazza"
Based on the Novel by Elizabeth Spencer
AUSTIN ASSOCIATES, P.A.
FIVE COUNTY CREDIT UNION
"Light glimmers… a solid, thoroughly enjoyable performance where the story captures the audience’s hearts."
- Melissa M. Orth, The Times Record
Starring (L to R):
LYNNE WINTERSTELLER, JENNIFER BLOOD, MARK JACOBY, BEN JACOBY,
JARED ZIRILLI, BETSY DiLELLIO, DEBRA CARDONA and JOHN-CHARLES KELLY
"… an inexpensive trip to Italy that reminds us that love can be both wonderful and complicated."
- April Boyle, Maine Sunday Telegram
"Maine’s premiere of Piazza is a must-see"
- Scott Andrews, The Forecaster
"…cause for celebration…lush and romantic"
-Jason Wilkins, TheBollard.com
"…the vocals are well-done…the set is magnificent….the orchestra was fabulous…"
-Dan Marois, Central Maine Radio
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara-a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman-loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA unfolds, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own hopes as well.
2005 Tony Awards
6 Awards for the Original Broadway Production:
Best Original Score, Adam Guettel
Best Orchestrations, Adam Guettel, Ted Sperling, Bruce Coughlin
Best Lighting (Musical), Christopher Akerlind
Best Actress, Victoria Clark
Best Set (Musical), Michael Yeargan
Best Costumes (Musical), Catherine Zuber
2005 Drama Desk Awards
5 Awards including:
Best Original Score
Best Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark)
Best Sets of a Musical
Best Lighting of a Musical
2005 Outer Critics Circle Awards
2 Awards including:
Best Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark) and