The Light in the Piazza

July 2 - July 28, 2022

This breathtaking Tony Award-winning musical explores the life-changing thrill of first love.

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 ever 2022 main stage performance, with the exception of July 26. Seating is limited — arrive early.
  • Post-performance talk back on July 10th - Learn more >
  • View the digital version of the 2022 Festival Program

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Performing Artists & Creative Team

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Performance Location

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

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2022 Festival

Music & Lyrics

Adam Guettel


Craig Lucas

Sung In


Run Time

2 hours, 20 minutes with one 20-minute intermission (approximate)

Production Sponsor

Pamela and Louis Bansbach


Produced by arrangement with Turner Entertainment Co., owner of the original motion picture “Light In The Piazza” based on the novel by Elisabeth Spencer.

The Light in the Piazza is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.