A little song and a little story can ease a lot of Monday blahs.

Southern Oregon University Performing Arts will stage a dramatic reading performance of “The Light in the Piazza,” a romantic musical set in Tuscany, at 7:30 p.m. at the Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, 405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland. The story is written by Craig Lucas, with music and lyrics written by Adam Guettel. Admission is free. Call 541-552-6348.