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Mocks Crest Productions

The Light in the Piazza

Book by Craig Lucas Lyrics and Score by Adam Guettel

June 8th-10th, 14th-17th, and 21st-24th, 2018 

Thursday-Saturday performances 7:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

This year’s show takes a step away from our typical productions of Gilbert & Sullivan (don't worry -we will return to G & S next summer with a production of The Mikado.) The Light in the Piazza is a contemporary musical operetta based on a 1962 film of the same name, and like all of Gilbert and Sullivan’s shows, it's about true love.

Tickets on sale May 8th, 2018:

  • $32 General
  • $27 Students/Seniors
  • $25 Groups of 10 or more
  • Join us for dinner or brunch on the lawn before the performance!  
    • Dinners at 6:30 pm, $14.75/person
    • Brunches at 12:30 pm. $13.75/person

Mago Hunt Box Office | 503.943.7287box office hours: M-F 10-6 and before each performance. 


Audition dates are February 2nd (3:30 – 6pm), 3rd  (10am – 5pm) and 4th (1 – 4pm).  Please contact the producer Larry Larsen to schedule a time slot at 503-943-7396 or by email at


Mocks Crest is a semi-professional company devoted to a yearly summer production of comic light opera, primarily the operettas of Gilbert & Sullivan, that combines professional singers and musicians with the students, faculty and staff in the Department of the Performing and Fine Arts at the University of Portland. The production company was originally created under the guidance of Dr. Roger Doyle in 1990 with the support of the theatre faculty as his production team. The goal of this organization is to bring quality musical theatre to the University's campus, the local Mocks Crest neighborhood and the greater Portland area by remounting and reinterpreting these great works of music, and connecting the young performing artists at the University to the larger Portland music community.