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Pictured: Renee Fleming and Alex Jennings in The Light in the Piazza. Photo by Dewynters London.
Producers John Berry CBE and Anthony Lilley OBE for Scenario Two and Karl Sydow have announced the full Chicago cast for the limited holiday engagement of the Tony Award-winning musical “The Light in the Piazza,” running December 14-29 at Lyric Opera House.
The Chicago engagement follows the production’s run at the Royal Festival Hall in London this summer.
The production’s directed by Daniel Evans and features the Lyric Opera Orchestra under the baton of Kimberly Grigsby, conductor of the original Broadway production.
Previously announced cast members Renee Fleming, Alex Jennings, and Solea Pfeiffer will be joined by Rob Houchen, Marie McLaughlin, Eric Sciotto, Suzanne Kantorski. Malcolm Sinclair, Rhona McGregor, Matthew Woodyatt, Jordan Castle, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Molly Lynch, Tom Partridge, and Monica Swayne.
Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer, “The Light in the Piazza” book is by Craig Lucas, with music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. Scenario Two’s production team includes design by Robert Jones, with costumes by Brigitte Reiffenstuel, movement by Lucy Hind, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Kai Harada.
In “The Light in the Piazza,” Margaret Johnson (Renée Fleming) embarks on a trip to Florence with her daughter Clara (Solea Pfeiffer) in the summer of 1953. A gust of wind whisks Clara’s hat into the hands of local dreamer Fabrizio Naccarelli (Rob Houchen) and it’s love at first sight—but Clara isn’t quite what she appears. Soon her mother is faced with a decision, and they must all confront a secret that’s been kept in the shadows for far too long.
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