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The Light in the Piazza

Arts and Culture: Experience the Tony award-winning musical. A Southern woman and her daughter tour 1950s Florence: unforgettable music - and love! - ensue.


The Light in the Piazza’s rich emotional score makes it notable among recent Broadway musicals. Unapologetically lyrical and romantic, it transports us into the world of Margaret Johnson and her daughter Clara, Americans traveling in Florence, Italy. When a fateful gust of wind introduces Clara to handsome young Italian Fabrizio Nacarelli, it’s love at first sight.

But Clara isn’t quite what she appears, and this story of how Clara, Margaret, Fabrizio and his father negotiate emotion, love, hope, and clashing cultures – and the musical score that underpins their remarkable journey – results in an unforgettable show that won six Tony awards.

Friday, November 19th at 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 21st at 3:00 pm

The show is based on Mississippi writer Elizabeth Spencer's novella of the same name, and is presented by the UM Opera Theatre and partners in celebration of Spencer's 100th birthday this year.

Starring Mary Donnelly Haskell in the role of Margaret, with LA producer/director Blake McIver Ewing directing.

Both shows are on the main stage of the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets available at the UM Box Office: 662-915-7411 or online at

For assistance related to a disability, contact Lynn Wilkins: | 662-915-2036

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