The Light in the Piazza Shines in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre

News   The Light in the Piazza Shines in Los Angeles at the Ahmanson Theatre The national tour of The Light in the Piazza starring Christine Andreas lands at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre Oct. 31.
Christine Andreas in The Light in the Piazza
Christine Andreas in The Light in the Piazza Photo by J-M Guyaux

The touring production of the 2005 Tony Award-winning musical performs at the California stage through Dec. 10 before heading to Washington, D.C.'s Opera House at the Kennedy Center to close out the year.

Based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer, the musical features a book by Craig Lucas and a score by Adam Guettel. The 1950s-set story follows a North Carolina mother who is on holiday in Italy with her sensitive daughter when the young girl falls in love with an Italian boy.

Elena Shaddow plays Clara opposite David Burnham as Fabrizio Naccarelli. The cast also features Laura Griffith as Franca Naccarelli, Jonathan Hammond as Giuseppe Naccarelli, David Ledingham as Signor Naccarelli, Brian Sutherland as Roy Johnson and Diane Sutherland as Signora Naccarelli.

The ensemble includes Craig Bennett, Wendi Bergamini, Jane Brockman, Laurent Giroux, Sean Hayden, Leslie Henstock, Prudence Wright Holmes, John-Charles Kelly, Evangelia Kingsley and Adam Overett.

The remaining tour dates follow:

  • Dec. 19-Jan. 7, 2007: Washington, D.C.'s Opera House at the Kennedy Center
  • Jan. 9-14: Des Moines, IA's Civic Center
  • Jan. 16-28: Cleveland, OH's Palace Theatre at the Playhouse Square Center
  • Jan. 30-Feb. 11: St. Louis, MO's Fox Theatre
  • Feb. 13-18: Raleigh, NC's Memorial Auditorium
  • Feb. 20-25: Pittsburgh, PA's Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
  • Feb. 27-March 4: Hershey, PA's Hershey Theatre
  • March 6-11: Philadelphia, PA's Boyd Theatre
  • March 13-18: Columbus, OH's Palace Theatre in
  • March 20-25: Minneapolis, MN's Orpheum Theatre
  • April 10-15: Portland, OR's Keller Auditorium
  • April 17-29: Seattle, WA's Paramount Theatre
  • May 1-13: Costa Mesa, CA's Segerstrom Hall at Orange County PAC
  • May 15-20: Tempe, AZ's Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium at ASU
  • May 29-June 9: Boston, MA's Colonial Theatre
  • June 13-24: Sacramento, CA's Community Center Theatre For more information, visit The Light in the Piazza national tour's website at piazzaontour.com.

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