Love that transcends a secret kept in shadows.

The Light in the Piazza

book by Craig Lucas
music & lyrics by Adam Guettel
director Roy Surette

Studio Ensemble

Performance Hall Musical

January 31 - February 8
About the Show
Performance Dates
Creative Team
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“Beautifully captures the eternal allure of Italy… the story wraps itself around your heart.”-The Chicago Sun-Times

In the summer of 1953, Margaret and her daughter Clara are on a trip to Florence. After a chance meeting, Clara, who has been under the ever-watchful eye of her mother since an accident, falls deeply in love with a handsome local. Margaret is left to make a decision that will determine her daughter’s fate. The Light in the Piazza is a musical that shines a light on truths unsaid.

The Light in the Piazza is approximately one hour and fifty minutes in length, plus a fifteen minute 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

The Light in the Piazza is presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals

Friday, January 31 7:30pm
Saturday, February 1 2:00pm
Saturday, February 1 7:30pm
Sunday, February 2 2:00pm
Thursday, February 6 7:30pm
Friday, February 7 7:30pm
Saturday, February 8 2:00pm (Relaxed Performance)
Saturday, February 8 7:30pm

photo credit Peter Pokorny

book by Craig Lucas
music & lyrics by Adam Guettel

director Roy Surette*
choreographer Joel Sturrock*
musical director Heather Burns
assistant choreographer / production assistant Daniel Knapp
assistant musical director / production assistant Danny Saretsky
stage manager Stephie Bright
assistant stage managers Chelsea MacEwan & Emily Rose McTavish
set designers Nick Harrison & Pedro M. Siqueria
scenic artist Carole Klemm
sound & projection designer Ryan Nicolai
lighting design Jordan Holloway & Chelsea MacEwan
costume design Chevy Forsyth & Alissa Grams
props Marissa McClymont & Regina Rios
student marketing / box office / front of house Olive Elzinga & Emily Rose McTavish
business manager Courtney Crawford
intimacy coach Jessica Hickman
dialect coaches Giuseppe Pietraroia & Dr. Iris MacGregor-Bannerman


piano Heather Burns
percussion Jon Eng
harp Josh Layne
violin Shima Takeda
cello Silvina Samuel
bass Ryan Tandy
guitar Pedro M. Siqueria

*The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance-Opera-Theatre Policy.

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Relaxed Performance February 8, 2:00pm

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