Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Light In The Piazza

This fall, L is playing the harp in the musical production of "The Light In The Piazza" with Lamb's Players Theater in Coronado. L will be extremely busy as the production runs through November, seven shows a week! The cast and orchestra are amazingly talented, and L thanks LPT for this special opportunity!

Since there is no orchestra pit in this theater, the small orchestra (of about 8) plays from the backside of the stage behind the set of Roman columns. This picture was taken during preview week before the scrim (a black screen) was hung to better hide the orchestra. There are still points in the show when the musicians are lit up and see from behind the scrim.

Here's more info from the website:
LPT is pleased to present the regional premiere of this gorgeous new musical!

The year is 1953, and Margaret Johnson is on vacation with her daughter Clara in Italy. Both are entranced with the art, the architecture, and all-enveloping romance of their surroundings as compared with their native North Carolina. Margaret is taken back to days when she visited the country on her honeymoon, while Clara finds herself in a sudden romance with a charming young man named Fabrizio. But a secret both women carry may prevent young love from blossoming, and both will soon make a series of life-changing discoveries about love, identity, holding on, and letting go.

With a gorgeous Tony Award-winning score by Sondheim protegé Adam Guettel, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA is a San Diego premiere that will stun you with its beauty and make you glad to be alive.

New York Magazine
"The first great musical of the post-Sondheim era!"
The Wall Street Journal
"The most intensely romantic score of any Broadway musical since West Side Story!"
The New York Times
"It will win your heart!"
"A blessing for those in search of signs of intelligent life in the American musical!"
The New York Times