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Light in the Piazza

The Light in the Piazza ()

Produced by

The Musical Stage Company

Book: Craig Lucas
Author: Elizabeth Spencer
Music: Adam Guettel
Lyrics: Adam Guettel
Director: Robert McQueen


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


January 30th, 2010 – February 21st, 2014

Awards & Nominations

 Dora Award for Outstanding Performance By a Male In A Musical –  Jeff Lillico


Clara is a 26 year old woman with the mental and emotional capacity of a 12 year old. On a trip to Florence with her mother, she falls in love with a handsome young Italian boy who barely speaks English. Clara’s mother Margaret is forced to make the decision that will determine her daughter’s fate; weighing Clara’s newfound happiness against the expectations that she and her husband had set out, Margaret must come to terms with her own cynicism and contemplate a love that transcends language, culture, and circumstance. (, 2014).  


Jacquelyn French Clara
Patty Jamieson Margaret
Christina Gordon Signora Naccarelli / Tour Guide
Jeff Lillico Fabrizio
Lee MacDougall Roy / Priest
Tracy Michailidis Franca
Michael Torontow Giuseppe
Becca Zadorsky Maid
Juan Chioran Signor Naccarelli

Creative Team

Craig Lucas Book
Elizabeth Spencer Based on the Novel By
Adam Guettel Music
Adam Guettel Lyrics
Robert McQueen Director
Adam Guettel Orchestrations
Jonathan Monro Music Director
Phillip Silver Lighting Designer
Phillip Silver Set Designer
Alex Amini Costume Designer
Lily Ling Assistant Musical Director
Carmen Amini Assistant Costume Designer
Arlene Jillard Props
Marta Zwierzynska Props
Anna Maria Grossi Dialect Coach
Bethany Jillard Additional Musical Staging ("American Dancing" and "Aiutami")
Ted Sperling Additional Orchestrations
Judith Blazer Italian Lyrics ("Il Mondo Era Vuoto")
Andy Einhorn Music Consultant
Judith Blazer Italian Translation
Maria Vernole Blazer Italian Translation


Jonathan Monro Piano
Lily Ling Piano
Bryan Holt Cello
Calum McLeod Bass
Kristen Theriault Harp
Natalie Wong Violin


Stephanie Nakamura Stage Manager
Mitchell Marcus Artistic Producer
Dustyn Wales Apprentice Stage Manager
Matthew Byrne Production Manager
David Daniels Executive Producer
Brian Goldenberg Associate Producer
Blair Francey Graphic Designer
Beth Sulman Publicist
Grace Stanisci Publicist
Grace Stanisci Outreach Coordinator