Celinde Schoenmaker, Liam Tamne and more cast in The Light in the Piazza
The newly announced cast join Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron in the lead roles
Further casting has been announced for the upcoming run of The Light in the Piazza at the Southbank Centre.
Joining the already announced Renée Fleming and Dove Cameron will be Rob Houchen as Fabrizio Naccarelli, Celinde Schoenmaker as Franca Naccarelli, Liam Tamne as Guiseppe Naccarelli, Marie McLaughlin as Signora Naccarelli and Malcolm Sinclair as Roy Johnson.
The cast also includes Matthew Woodyatt, Rhona McGregor, Tom Partridge, Molly Lynch, Nicholas Duncan, Chlöe Hart, Danny Becker, Monica Swayne and Simbi Akande.
The Tony Award-winning musical is running at the Royal Festival Hall for 20 performances only and will be directed by Daniel Evans, designed by Robert Jones with costumes from Brigitte Reiffenstuel. Lighting will be by Mark Henderson and sound by Mick Potter, with Opera North playing the score, conducted by Kimberley Grigsby.
The Light in the Piazza has a book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel and is based on the novel by Elizabeth Spencer. It is a love story set in Florence in the summer of 1953 where Clara and Fabrizio Naccarelli experience love at first sight but a secret gets in the way of their happiness.
The piece originally opened in Seattle in 2003 and ran on Broadway in 2005. It won the Tony Award for Best Original Score.