‘The Light in the Piazza’ @ MeX Theater

Nov. 16-25

MeX Theater
Kentucky Center • 584-7777
$16; 8 p.m. (2:30 p.m. Sun.)

The As Yet Unnamed Theatre Company keeps their 16th season rocking with this musical based on Elizabeth Spencer’s novella, which finds a wealthy mother and daughter spending the summer in Italy together where — guess what — daughter Clara meets an Italian hottie. Set in the 1950s, the show won a Tony for best original score, which is written in a neoromantic classical and operatic style, rather than the typical pop style of most 21st century musicals. Plus, it’s bilingual — several of the songs are in Italian. According to director Sandy Cohrs, this musical hasn’t been performed in this region before. “This show is a treasure,” she says, “and one that everyone should add to their must-see list.” —Jane Mattingly

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