Photo Flash: First Look at Erin Mackey & More in South Coast Rep's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA

An Italian vacation, young love and a parent's heart-rending decision are all part of the award-winning Broadway hit, The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and based on the novel by ElizaBeth Spencer. Directed by Kent Nicholson, The Light in the Piazza runsJan. 24-Feb. 23 on SCR's Segerstrom Stage. Tickets are available online: www.scr.org. Check out photos of the cast below!

During their travels in Florence, Margaret Johnson and her beautiful daughter, Clara, are swept up in the city's charm. When Fabrizio, a dashing young Italian, captures Clara's heart, Margaret is compelled to reveal her daughter's secret. Struggling with her concern about Clara's future, she must decide whether or not to give the young lovers her blessing.

The cast for The Light in the Piazza includes Joseph Almohaya, David Burnham, Patti Cohenour, Julie Garnye, Mary Gutzi, Melina Kalomas, John-David Keller, Martin Kildare, Erin Mackey, Madison Mitchell, Christopher Newell, Perry Ojeda, and Louis Pardo.

Orange County native, Erin Mackey, will play Clara. Mackey performed in children's theatre in Fullerton and began her career as Lindsay Lohan's double in the movie, The Parent Trap. Mackey has performed as Glinda in the Chicago, Los Angeles and Broadway productions of Wicked. Other Broadway credits include:Sondheim on Sondheim, Anything Goes and Chaplin.

David Burnham and Patti Cohenour are both members of the original Broadway cast. Cohenour originated the role of Signora Naccarelli and then took over the role of Margaret Johnson on Broadway; Burnham was a member of the ensemble on Broadway and then took on the role of Fabrizio for the national tour.

Photo Credit: Debora Robinson/SCR

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