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Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Cow Theatre's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA


Mad Cow Theatre will present Tony Award winning The Light in the Piazza in The Harriet Theatre, now through January 5, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Set in Florence and Rome in 1953, The Light in the Piazza is the story of a young American tourist traveling with her mother who meets and falls for a young Italian. The mother opposes the affair for reasons that only gradually become apparent as the musical unfolds. Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Original Score, music and lyrics are by Adam Guettel, the grandson ofRichard Rodgers. The intricately classic score is the perfect complement to an Italian love story and is sure to be audience favorite. Based on a novella by ElizaBeth Spencer, The Light in the Piazza won six Tony Awards in 2005 and is perhaps the most celebrated score of the past decade.

The cast features Jennafer Newberry (The Orlando Cabaret Festival) as Clara, Laura Hodos (Sweeny Todd, The Music Man) as Margaret, Robert Johnston making his Mad Cow Thetre debut as Fabrizio, Stephan Jones (Sweeny Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Next to Normal) as Signor Naccarelli, Kellie Cundiff making her Mad Cow debut as Franca, Mark EdWard Smith (Death of a Salesman,The Pitmen Painters) as Roy and Sara Catherine Barnes, Eric Bridges, Luis Gabriel Diaz, Aaron Goodwin, Hastings Henderson, Lara Larberg, Amanda Leakey, and Salvatore Vieira in the Ensemble. Additional cast members will be announced soon. Direction by Aradhana Tiwari (Enchanted April, Other Desert Cities) with Musical Direction by Robin Jensen (Sunday in the Park with George, Company, Spelling Bee).

Scenic Design by William Elliott (Death of a Salesman, Next to Normal), making her Mad Cow debut as Lighting Designer is Mary Hefferman, Costume Design by Mike and Kathy Buck (Dreamgirls, Venus in Fur), and Stage Manager Robert Herrle (Sunday in the Park with George).

[Mad Cow Theatre to Present LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, 12/6-1/5] The Light in the Piazza runs now through January 5, 2014 in The Harriet Theatre at Mad Cow Theatre, 54 West Church Street (Second Floor) in Downtown Orlando. All tickets are $10.00. All regular performances begin at 7:30pm Thursday - Saturday, and 2:30pm on Sundays. Single Tickets start at $28.25 and are available online at and by calling the Mad Cow Theatre box office at407.297.8788 x1.

Photo Credit: Tom Hurst

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