Happy Hour #19: A Piazza Party – ‘The Light in the Piazza’

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Benvenuto and welcome to the land of “naked marble boys” with this week’s musical fairy-tale “The Light in the Piazza.” We marvel over beautiful lighting design, talk the differences between opera and musical theatre, and contemplate the discussion of mental health in theatre.

The Light in the Piazza (Original Cast Recording)
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SHOW NOTES

Watch the wonderful Heidi Blickenstaff on Side by Side by Susan Blackwell confess vacuuming and dusting to songs from Piazza.

Two fabulous musical theatre composers in one touching interview: take a look at Adam Guettel interviewing his mentor and friend, Stephen Sondheim.

Need more Adam Guettel in your life? Check out two of his other musicals: Myths and Hymns and Floyd Collins.

On the topic of opera companies doing musical theatre, take a look at the fabulous English National Opera’s production of Sweeney Todd starring Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson.

Also, want to learn Italian in 10 minutes? (Complete with the requisite hand gestures?) Check out this guy!

A REALLY DIFFICULT QUIZ QUESTION…

Jimi and Tommy tweeted these things about next week’s show:“DOLLY PARTON BIOPIC?!”“Aww. Shit. I’m in Moscow.”“YES CYCLORAMA!”“If Queen Latifah started mamboing at me, I’d be terrified too.”…what show?

 


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