An entertainment shows special promise when it inspires treatment in multiple media. The Light in the Piazza glows with romance hot enough to have moved it from the printed page to one of Broadway's brightest lights of recent years (six Tony Awards in 2005), with a delightful stop in movie theaters back in 1962. The fairly simple tale of a woman, her daughter, and the Italian hottie the daughter falls for began in 1960 as a novella by Elizabeth Spencer. Americans in Italy, romance between a young tourist and a handsome Florence native, mom's involvement -- nothing so promising in that. But cue up the music -- by Adam Guettel (who also scored with Floyd Collins) -- and promises are kept. Dreamy, lush, elegant, and similar adjectives are often applied to Guettel's sound. The show is at 8:00 tonight and scheduled to run through October 1 at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts, 1300 Biscayne Blvd., Miami. Tickets range from $20 to $66. Call 305-949-6722, or visit www.miamipac.org and www.piazzaontour.com.
Sept. 26-Oct. 1