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The Light in the Piazza (Kidz Theater)

From 12 member  reviews
Members say: Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful

About the show

Kidz Theater revives Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel's Tony-nominated musical about a wealthy Southern woman spending the summer in Italy with her daughter in the '50s. Performed by an all-youth cast. More…

In the summer of 1953, Margaret Johnson is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara—a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman—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, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. As 'The Light in the Piazza' unfolds, a secret is revealed: In addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes as well.

Member Reviews (12)


Great singing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful
Avg Score

Overrated, Entertaining, Great singing, Underwhelming, Falls short

See it if you want to see a beautifully produced traditional musical.

Don't see it if you find the subject matter interesting and complex but don't like plot holes or plot-driven writing.

Delightful, Enchanting, Intelligent

See it if You're into romantic musicals.

Don't see it if You don't like having your heart strings tugged at.

Great singing, Romantic, Slow

See it if You are a romantic! (also liking Italian opera-like singing)

Don't see it if you want lots of action, drama or comedy!

Ambitious, Great singing, Great writing, Romantic, Masterful

See it if you love lush, classic, romantic scores and beautiful sets/costumes

Don't see it if you don't like to cry at shows.

Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Profound, Thought-provoking

See it if It gives a new take on young adults who are mentally differently abled and where they may fit in given a chance.

Don't see it if If you aren't into happy endings, internal conflict and lying for the greater good.

Banal, Dated, Disappointing, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if Saw it because my friend was in it. It was ok.

Don't see it if There are other better shows to see.

Entertaining, Funny, Must see, Romantic, Absorbing

See it if Funny and sad what a Mother must do....

Don't see it if Lite fun night...

Absorbing, Great acting, Slow, Dated, Entertaining

See it if you like plays

Don't see it if you would rather a musical

Clever, Epic, Great singing, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if I love the score, its absolutely beautiful

Don't see it if im so sad i never saw it

Enchanting, Intense, Great writing, Great singing, Masterful

See it if See it if you have read the book, or if you are interested in mental health, travel, familial relationships and drama, and romance.

Don't see it if Don't see it if you are looking for a light-hearted comedy, are not a fan of operetta, or find family discord or anxiety attacks triggering.

Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Intense, Riveting

See it if You love a good love story that shows love can overcome any obstacle.

Don't see it if You hate sappy stories.

Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You're a romantic

Don't see it if Hate beautiful music.

“The Light in the Piazza (Kidz Theater)” hasn't been reviewed by any Critics (yet!)

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