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performance dates - April 20-29, 2018
mcmanus stage, The Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St, London
Subscription packages for MTP’s Spring 2018 season are available for a combination of a single ticket for THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA and a dinner and show ticket for BROADWAY TO THE MAX for only $65!
Musical Theatre Productions invites you to vacation in 1950s Italy with the critically acclaimed and Tony-award-winning musical, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer and the 1962 film starring Olivia de Havilland and George Hamilton, this lush, romantic story of fate and lovers divided by culture and secrets will have audiences moved and captivated.
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 young woman, loses her hat in a sudden gust of wind. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it. 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. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes as well.
Featuring a sweeping, Tony-winning score and orchestrations by Adam Guettel and a book by Craig Lucas, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA runs April 20-29, 2017 at the McManus Stage – The Grand Theatre.
Producer: Kyle Stewart
Director: Kristina Baron-Woods
Music Director: Andrew Rethazi
Stage Manager: Kristen Clancy