"The Light in the Piazza" opens Friday, January 23 at Chickasaw Civic Theatre, 801 Iroquois Street in Chickasaw
Myles Garver plays Fabrizio Naccarelli, the love interest of the young innocent, Clara Johnson, in "The Light in the Piazza," which opens at Chickasaw Civic Theatre on Friday, January 23.
Myles, a senior at the University of South Alabama, comes to this production with several leading roles behind him, both at USA and CCT. Included among those plays are "A Little Night Music" (2012), "Pirates of Penzance" (2013) and "The Bartered Bride" (2014); upcoming is a role in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail.
"I have also been fortunate to have had two professional roles with Mobile Opera: Jake Wallace in Lafanciulla del west (2013) and Prince Yamadori in Madama Butterfly in 2014," Garver said.
He received a Young Artist award with Mobile Opera in 2013-2014 and has won his category annually in ALNATS since 2012. This past year, he was in a summer program through Sessione Sienese per la Musica de l’Arte where he performed as a featured soloist in 16 concerts in 30 days throughout Tuscany, and was a finalist in the 2014 Vann Vocal Institute Program.
Others among the talented cast of Piazza, directed by Stacey Driskell with musical direction by Scott Wright, are Tjaden O'Dowd Cox as Franca Naccarelli, Blake Waters as Giuseppe Naccarelli and Linda Grill as Signora Naccarelli. Also in the cast are Steve Alsip, Monica Ganoe, Lea Johnson, Elizabeth Anderson, Jackson Henson, Ken Austin and Glen Vanderbeek.
The Light in the Piazza runs two weekends at CCT: January 23, 24, 25, 30 and 31 and February 1. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. CCT is at 801 Iroquois Street in Chickasaw. For reservations, call 457-8887.
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