“The Light in the Piazza” won the most TONY Awards of any show in 2005, winning 6 of its 11 nominations. These wins included Victoria Clark for her portrayal of Margaret Johnson, as well as Best Score and Best Orchestrations.
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 and dreams as well.
Red Cast performances: Friday, Aug 27 evening and Saturday, Aug 28 matinee; Blue Cast performances: Saturday, Aug 28 evening and Sunday, Aug 29 matinee. This show is directed by Jere Hunt!
Ars Nova School of the Arts, founded in 1998, nurtures the art of excellence. A performing arts school with an emphasis on vocal and piano music and acting, Ars Nova provides professional quality training for singers and actors of all ages.
Masks optional, but encouraged for attendees at the performances.
You can get your tickets HERE!
Date: August 27 – 29
Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm