Mary Gordon Murray Stars in Light in the Piazza Beginning April 20 in CA

News   Mary Gordon Murray Stars in Light in the Piazza Beginning April 20 in CA
The Civic Light Opera of South Bay Cities production of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas' musical The Light in the Piazza begins previews April 20 prior to an official opening April 23 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center. Performances will continue through May 8.

Mary Gordon Murray
Mary Gordon Murray

The cast includes Mary Gordon Murray ("One Life to Live," Broadway's Into the Woods, Little Me) as Margaret Johnson, Michaelia Leigh as Clara Johnson, Anthony Carillo as Fabrizio Naccarelli, Randall Dodge as Signor Naccarelli, Robin Ann Page as Signora Naccarelli, Melina Kalomas as Franca Naccarelli and Perry Ojeda as Giuseppe Naccarelli.

Directed by Dan Mojica, the production also features musical direction by Justin Gray, set design by Christopher Beyries, lighting design by Darrell Clark, costume design by Christa Armendariz and sound design by John Feinstein.

"It is the summer of 1953," according to press notes. "Margaret Johnson is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sight-seeing, Clara loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine. Romance is sparked immediately between Clara and Fabrizio. As their love blossoms, Margaret is faced with a difficult choice: should she reveal a truth that could threaten her daughter’s happiness or late fate run its course?"

The Redondo Beach performing Arts Center is located at 1935 Manahattan Beach Blvd. Tickets range from $30-$65 and can be purchased by calling (310) 372-4477 or by visiting Civic Light Opera’s website at

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