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The Light in the Piazza

The Light in the Piazza A musical by Craig Lucas Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer Directed by Alan Burrows Season 3 2013: 21 August to 7 September Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel; By special arrangement with Origin Theatrical Pty Ltd The Lilydale Athenaeum is very pleased to present the Australian non-professional premiere of The Light in the Piazza. Set in Italy during the summer of 1953, the story revolves around a wealthy Southern woman, Margaret, who takes her beautiful but emotionally stalled daughter, Clara, to Florence for a vacation. One windy day, Clara loses her hat in a sudden gust and, as if guided by fate, it lands at the feet of the handsome Fabrizio. As their whirlwind courtship unfolds, Clara's mother is desperate to conceal the family secret and must reconsider not only her daughter's future but her own deep seated hopes and regrets as well, for reasons which only gradually become known to the audience.


Margaret Johnson:

Gabrielle O'Brien

Clara Johnson:

Alexandra Clover

Fabrizio Naccarelli:

Nicholas Kong

Signor Naccarelli:

David McLean

Giuseppe Naccarelli

Ian Frost

Franca Naccarelli:

Leonie Thomson

Signora Naccarelli:

Sherryn Kew

Roy Johnson:

Garry Barcham


Garry Barcham


Emily Carter, Michael Hanlon, Amelia Powers, Daniel Richards



Alan Burrows

Musical Director:

Shirley White

Assistant to the Director:

Nicholas Ryan

Set Design:

David Dare

Lighting Design:

Jason Bovaird

Assistant Lighting Design:

Nick Sorich

Stage Manager:

Lynn Dean


Margaret Bayley, Sylvia Carr, Dina McNamara, Elaine Nichols


Rebecca Pool

Lighting Operation:

Terry Dean

Sound Operation:

Nicholas Ryan

Follow spot and visuals:

Nicholas Ryan


Prue Glenn, Adeline Han, Colin Prohasky, Tim Verdon, Shirley White

Italian Language Coaches:

Elia Katsiabanis, Lucy Rizzi

Set Construction:

Keith Boulton, Leigh Delmenico, Luc Hermans, Stephen Nichols Snr, Les Wallis, Ted Waring


Merinda Backway, Maria Fleming, Angelika Prohasky

Front of House Coordinator:

Lesley Bailey

Assisted by the ladies and gentlemen of the Lilydale Athenaeum Theatre

Program design and photography:

John Shelbourn

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