Direct From Broadway, Tony Award-Winning The Light in the PiazzaAhmanson Theatre, at the Music Center (135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012)
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- $45.00 - $90.00
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- $22.50 - $45.00*
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All offers for The Light in the Piazza have expired.
The last date listed for The Light in the Piazza was Saturday December 9, 2006 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $80.00 - $90.00
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The final musical collaboration by the legendary theater team of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret and Kiss of the Spider Woman) comes to Los Angeles for a run at the Ahmanson Theatre. This surprising and inspiring story is based on the Scottsboro case from the '30s concerning nine young African-American men who were unjustly accused of a shocking crime and whose story would eventually contribute to the Civil Rights Movement. The Scottsboro Boys is told through a mix of innovative staging and piercing songs, and garnered 12 Tony Award nominations. This production is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers). Learn More
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Written on Dec 11 2006
This was the first time I used Gold Star to purchase event tickets. I was a bit leary when I found out the the best seats available for the show was rear orchestra. However, the seats turned out to be great. We were still close enough to the stage to get a the whole view. I ran into no problems whatsoever. The tickets were there at will call. And best of all I only paid half the usual rate! I will definately use Gold Star again to purchase many more events and will also refer it to my friends.
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Written on Dec 04 2006
I would rate the event "a good time" but not "great"
I suggest you add a rating that corresponds to "good time" but is less than "great time"
Written on Nov 28 2006
While the sets were beautiful and interesting, the plot was unbelievable and unethical without realizing it. While the singing and orchestra was skilled, the songs were dissonant and unmemorable. The plot involves a love between a young Italian man and an American woman who, at the age of 10 or 12, was kicked in the head by a Shetland Pony and has not developed mentally or emotionally since then. Due to the language barriers between the two families, this little factoid remains unknown to the Italian family. If one takes out the music and adds the wit of Oscar Wilde, this could be a hilarious play. In poor taste to be certain, but hilarious nonetheless. But even in poor taste, it would have been more noteworthy than the performance we saw last night. If this play won numerous Tony Awards from Broadway, I have a few questions for the American Theater Wing.
Written on Nov 20 2006
It was okay. NOthing to write home about.
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Quotes & Highlights
- “A must-see! The production is breathtaking.” --New York Magazine
- “A great new musical that touches the heart and lifts the soul.” --New York Observer
- "The most romantic score of any Broadway musical." --The New York Times
<p>Direct from Broadway and the winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Score, The Light in the Piazza is the romantic new musical that brings together the talents of Adam Guettel and Craig Lucas in an adaptation of Elizabeth Spencer’s charming novella, directed by Bartlett Sher.</p> <p>This lush, dreamy musical finds Margaret Johnson on vacation in the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara, and Clara’s unexpected encounter with a handsome Florentine named Fabrizio. In Italy, true love and marriage abound in this contemporary, witty and elegant production.</p> <p>Elizabeth Spencer's first book, Fire in the Morning, was published in 1948 and her most recent, The Southern Woman, in 2001.</p> <p>The Light in the Piazza, the first work to bring her widespread acclaim, was published in The New Yorker (which devoted an entire issue to its publication) and then was released as a novel in 1960. In adapting it to the stage, Craig Lucas (Prelude to a Kiss, Reckless) has distilled the novella to relate a poignant tale of two unusual young people who fall in love and to explore the essence of love itself.</p> <p>The score by Adam Guettel (Floyd Collins, Saturn Returns) is romantic and passionate. He has written music and lyrics that reveal the feelings of all of the characters in The Light in the Piazza in soaring melodies. </p>