◆ The Light in the Piazza ◆

The Light in the Piazza

A holiday, a secret, amore

Strong-willed Southern housewife Margaret Johnson and her charming daughter Clara vacation in Italy, summer of 1956. Margaret hopes the magic and memories of Florence will sweep her off her feet, but it’s Clara and earnest inamorato Fabrizio who fall in love at first sight. Torn from their guidebooks, mother and daughter must brave blossoming love, buried secrets and a startling cultural clash to uncover the hopeful new chapters they didn’t know they’d been searching for.  

With a Tony-winning score by Adam Guettel and a Tony-nominated book by Craig Lucas, The Light in the Piazza premiered on Broadway in 2005. 

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The Light in the Piazza Extras:

  • Free Pre-performance Talks: 45 minutes prior to every 2022 main stage performance, with the exception of July 26. Seating is limited — arrive early.
  • Opening Performance Celebration: Saturday, July 2nd

More information to come.

Subscriptions will be available in January 2022 and single tickets go on sale on April 1, 2022.

Contact our Box Office for more information at 303-292-6700 or boxoffice@centralcityopera.org.

Performance Location

Central City Opera House
124 Eureka St.
Central City, CO 80427

2022 Festival

Music & Lyrics

Adam Guettel


Craig Lucas

Sung In


Run Time

TBD (Approx. 120 minutes)

Production Sponsor

Pamela and Louis Bansbach