|Theatre Calgary presenting |
the Tony Award-winning musical,
The Light in the Piazza. (Theatre Calgary)
My reading of reviews lead me to believe that the orchestral harmonies are rich and lush.
Tonight it was a five piece band that played the music: piano, violin, cello, bass and harp. One reviewer said, "The best musical since West Side Story".
I listened to a few songs on u-tube last week and I looked up the synopsis of the play, just to whet my appetite for the show.
I was not disappointed.
|Anwyn Musico as Clara Johnson|
So I was prepared to hear half of the songs in Italian.
Again, I was not disappointed.
You know the place in the theatre when the lights are dimming and people are asked to turn off their cell phones? Tonight that was done in Italian. I guess everyone but me spoke Italian for they all turned off their cell phones.
I was about in Row E. How I love those seats that are close up. Bill Walter's sister, Judy, was just a row behind me -- there with her cousin and two friends. If you want to check it out, see the review in The Calgary Herald that has a 2 minute clip of one of the songs