Cast Size: Medium (5-21). Vocal Demands: Challenging. Dance Requirements: Minimal. Good For: High School • College/University • Amateur/Community • Professional Theatre.
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R&H Theatricals' Charlie Scatamacchia recently attended the first professional U.S. production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in-the-round at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL, and spoke with the creatives and cast about their experience the show. read more
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The New York Times Online
"Audio Slide Show: Leaving "The Piazza"
June 29, 2006
The thing I hope that people take from watching this show—whether it's the last shows we have here, or from holding the memory of the performance in your heart from seeing it previously—is to really value the presence of new work, so that we could start to produce our own history and our own body of work in the musical theatre. I would hope that this piece would join part of the canon as operas do, like Carmen and Barber of Seville, and those things that are performed over and over and over again.
"A lot of people who come to the theatre are not able to express... so it's sort of our job to do that for the audience, and to take them on a journey that will spark a memory or spark a conversation with someone that they love. And I always think that theatre is very close to medicine—it's a healing art."
"...[T]hey were so moved by the courage of this woman, of Margaret Johnson, and what she is able to give her daughter, through letting go. And, this whole love story about the two children falling in love is very moving; but, I think without the courage of Margaret; without her journey; and without her ability to release her daughter, I think that does make the story much more powerful."
Joseph Jefferson Awards (Chicago)January 01, 2004 — 3 Awards including: Best Production of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Clark), and Best Lighting (Akerlind)
Outer Critics Circle AwardsJanuary 01, 2005 — 2 Awards including: Best Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark) and Best Lighting
January 01, 2005 — 2 Awards including: Best Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark) and Best Lighting
Drama Desk AwardsJanuary 01, 2005 — 5 Awards including: Best Original Score, Best Orchestrations, Best Actress in a Musical (Victoria Clark), Best Sets of a Musical, Best Lighting of a Musical
Vocal Range of Characters:
Certain places are hard to describe directly, certain places in the heart. Elizabeth Spencer's novella, The Light in the Piazza, first published in 1959 in The New Yorker magazine, creates enormous potential for music, as much by what is said as by what is not. In her introduction to the novella, she writes, "The first time I saw Italy was in August of 1949. Italians were glad to be alive in a life that was possible to live, and their gladness filled the air and reached out to all comers. All the dancing and romancing, the easy friendships and dates, meetings and partings, may seem frivolous to talk about -- though there's not much wrong with frivolity, God knows -- but it was more then that one felt in France and Italy in those days. It had come out of the inferno just endured; it was a resurrection." For the two of us, finding Elizabeth's work has been a joyous privilege, as has finding one another as collaborators. Our deepest thanks to Elizabeth Spencer for making both things possible.
Written By: Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas
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- THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA - Orchestration (13 Books/15 Players)
- 1 – FULL SCORE (ACT 1)
- 1 – FULL SCORE (ACT 2)
- 1 – REED 1 (Clarinet, Oboe, English Horn)
- 1 – REED 2 (Bassoon, Contrabassoon)
- 1 – VIOLIN A (Divisi)
- 1 – VIOLIN B (Divisi)
- 1 – VIOLIN C (Divisi)
- 1 – CELLO (Divisi)
- 1 – GUITAR (Steel String Acoustic, Nylon String Acoustic, Mandolin, Suspended Cymbal)
- 1 – HARP
- 1 – PIANO (Doubling Celesta)
- 1 – BASS
- 1 – PERCUSSION (see "Materials Notes", under "Production Information")
- THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA - Orchestration (6 Books/5 Players)
- 1 – Piano
- 1 – Violin
- 1 – Bass
- 1 – Cello
- 1 – Harp
- 1 – Full Score
- Rehearsal Set (22 Books)
- 20 – Libretto Vocal Book
- 1 – Logo CD
- 2 – Piano Vocal Score
- Digital Logo
- Libretto-Vocal Book 10-Pack
- 10 – Libretto Vocal Book
- The Light In The Piazza - PRE-PRODUCTION PACKAGE
- 1 – Libretto Vocal Book
- 1 – Piano Vocal Score
A small singing ensemble.
Margaret Johnson - An elegant, self-possessed, practical and attractive American woman in middle age
Clara Johnson - Margaret's twenty-six-year-old daughter, young and naïve for her age
Fabrizio Naccarelli - A twenty-year-old, good-looking and charming Florentine
Giuseppe Naccarelli - Fabrizio's slightly older brother
Franca Naccarelli - Guiseppe's wife
Signor Naccarelli - Fabrizio's father
Signora Naccarelli - Fabrizio's mother
Roy Johnson - Margaret's husband
THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953.
The Piazza Signoria, Florence
The Naccarelli Shop
The Naccarelli Living room
Margaret and Clara's Hotel Room
On the Street
R&H Theatricals' Charlie Scatamacchia recently attended the first professional U.S. production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA in-the-round at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire, IL, and spoke with the creatives and cast about their experience the show.Read More
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