WHAT: Mad Cow Theatre opens the Tony award-winning musical "The Light in the Piazza" this Friday, Dec. 6. Set in Florence and Rome in 1953, "The Light in the Piazza" tells of Clara, a young American tourist who falls for an Italian man. Her mother opposes the affair for reasons that become apparent as the musical unfolds.
Winner of the 2005 Tony for best original score, "The Light in the Piazza" features music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, the grandson of Broadway legend Richard Rodgers. The show is based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer.
The cast features Jennafer Newberry, an Orlando Cabaret Festival veteran, as Clara, and Laura Hodos as her mother. Robert Johnston is Clara's love interest, Fabrizio, and Stephan Jones plays his father.
Aradhana Tiwari, who has directed "Enchanted April" and "Other Desert Cities" for Mad Cow, will direct the show. Robin Jensen, a veteran of previous Mad Cow musicals, is music director.
WHERE: Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St., Orlando FL
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays; 2:30 p.m. Sundays; also 7:30 p.m. on two Mondays, Dec. 16 and 30; through Jan. 5
COST: $28.25 and higher; student, senior and military discounts available; all Monday-night tickets are $15; in support of the gay community, tickets are discounted 15 percent on Dec. 13 — deemed "Pride Night" — when purchased online with "PRIDE" code.
CALL: 407-297-8788, Ext. 1
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