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Little Theatre of Virginia Beach
Audition Notice

The Light in the Piazza

Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel; Book by Craig Lucas

Directed by Brandon Monahan

Audition Dates:
Monday, September 15th & Tuesday, September 16 at 7pm

Production Dates:
November 14 through December 7

The Story:

The Light in the Piazza takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara — a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman — loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As The Light in the Piazza unfolds, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara's future, but her own hopes as well.

Audition Information:

-Please have a 1-2 minute vocal piece to perform. ***Bring your own sheet music. CDs/Accapella will NOT be allowed***

- Auditions times will not be scheduled. Please arrive at the posted times.

-Your audition piece should demonstrate your ability to sing in the manner and style of the show. If you are not familiar with the show, there are plenty of videos on and available for download online.

Special Notes:

-This musical is an operetta.

-Must be able to demonstrate strong singing ability for singing roles.

-Portions of the production are spoken/sung in Italian. Will have dialect/language coaches to assist to meet this challenge.


Margaret Johnson (40s-mid50s) - An elegant, self-possessed, practical and attractive American woman in middle age (Soprano)

Clara Johnson - Margaret's twenty-six-year-old daughter, young and naïve for her age (Soprano)

Fabrizio Naccarelli - A twenty-year-old, good-looking and charming Florentine (Tenor)

Giuseppe Naccarelli (late 20s to early 30s) - Fabrizio's slightly older brother (Baritone/Tenor)

Franca Naccarelli (late 20s to early 30s) - Guiseppe's wife (Soprano)

Signor Naccarelli (40-50s) - Fabrizio's father (Bass)

Signora Naccarelli (late 30s-50s) - Fabrizio's mother (Soprano)

Roy Johnson (40s-mid50s) - Margaret's husband (Non-Singing)

Tour Guide (20-60s; either gender) (Non-Singing)

Priest (30s-50s; male) (Baritone)

Ensemble (various ages/genders)- Looking for approximately 6-10 ensemble members (Various Vocal Ranges Needed)

If you have any questions/concerns/etc. feel free to email the director, Brandon Monahan at: