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KDR #4: "The Light in the Piazza" (musical theatre)

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Campus Honors Program
Location
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Date
Apr 26, 2017   6:30 pm  
Registration
Registration
Contact
Campus Honors Program
E-Mail
chp@illinois.edu
Phone
217-244-0922
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Originating Calendar
CHP Events

 

Presentation:  6:30 – 7:15, Krannert Room then the performance: begins at 7:30, in the Tryon Festival Theatre

Book by Craig Lucas,  Music by Adam Guettel, Based on the novella by Elizabeth Spencer

Director Dawn Harris

Presenters and Musical Directors Julie Jordan Gunn and Michael Tilley

Program Information: 

1950s Tuscany provides the setting for this Tony Award-winning story of love and hope, fears and expectations. Well-heeled Margaret Johnson is touring the Italian countryside with her daughter, Clara, a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman.  In a chance encounter charged with coincidence and fate, an intense romance is sparked between Clara and Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine.  As The Light in the Piazza unfolds, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own dreams as well.  The rich and romantic musical score by Adam Guettel – who happens to be the son of composer Mary Rodgers and the grandson of Broadway legend Richard Rodgers – creates moments of simple magic as “The story wraps itself around your heart." (Chicago Sun-Times).

You must receive a confirmation notice (emailed by the CHP shortly before the program) to attend the event.  You must attend the presentation and the performance to receive KDR credit.

 

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