BROADWAYWORLD REVIEW: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA SOARS AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY MUSIC THEATRE AND OPERA
by Seth Tucker Oct. 9, 2019
"Even the most seasoned of musicians would wince at Guettel's highly complex score, and the thought of leading an entire, student comprised pit would be daunting. To a great extent the success of any production of The Light in the Piazza rests in the hands of the Music Director, and Paladino knocks it out of the park. His first-rate musicians capture the beauty and essence of the score, completing the picture of our lovers' world. Paladino leads the way for the entire production, and with this impressive success under his belt, there's nothing in the world of musical theatre or opera that he couldn't artfully accomplish. This dazzling score only works with someone of Paladino's skill level at the forefront."