Monday, December 19, 2005

Update: "The Light In The Piazza"

The musical, "The Light In The Piazza", the subject of my previous posting, has been extended to July 2, 2006. Now even more lucky people will have a chance to see this wonderful show.

Monday, December 12, 2005

"The Light in the Piazza"

If you are in New York City in the near future and would like to take in a show, but don’t know what to see; I highly recommend “The Light in the Piazza”. The show closes March 26, 2006, so see it while you can. “The Light in the Piazza” follows a mother and daughter as they travel in Italy in 1953. I won’t say more about the story since I don’t want to give anything away (plus you can read a synopsis anywhere on the net). What is important to say is that the show’s Tony-winning music is just beautiful (as are the sets, lighting, and costumes; also Tony-winning) and stirring. I went to “Piazza” expecting wonderful music and fabulous performances, which I got, but was surprised by the humor in the show. In the role of the mother, the star of the show, Victoria Clark, turns in a funny, warm performance for which she won a Tony. “The Light in the Piazza” may not be big and showy like most other Broadway productions, but it is a lovely and touching experience.