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The Light in the Piazza The Light in the Piazza

October 1220

Starring Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron

At the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

It doesn't get any better than this: Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron in a ravishing musical.

The scene is set: Florence, summer 1953. American Margaret Johnson (Renée Fleming) and her daughter Clara (Dove Cameron)  take in the wonder and awe of Florence. A fateful gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hand of a local dreamer...and it's love at first sight. But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and soon they must all confront a secret kept in the shadows for far too long.

Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron star in Adam Guettel's enchanting Broadway musical, which won six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations.

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"The most intensely romantic score of any musical since West Side Story."

New York Times

Cast

Margaret Johnson
Renee Fleming
Clara Johnson
Dove Cameron

Creative Team

Conductor
Kimberly Grigsby
Director
Daniel Evans
Scenery
Robert Jones
Costumes
Brigitte Reiffenstuel
Lighting
Mark Henderson

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Synopsis

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 young Florentine man, 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 the pair 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.

Company premiere

Production originally created by Scenario Two, Ltd

Approximate running time: two hours, with one intermission

Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co., owner of the original motion picture Light in the Piazza

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer

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