Leonard Bernstein's Musical Candide at Goodman Theatre
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The last date listed for Candide was Sunday October 31, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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Grand and uplifting, Les Miserables is a powerful affirmation of the human spirit and one of the most popular musicals of all time. This tale of passion and revolution in 19th-century France won seven Tony Awards on Broadway and was adapted into an Oscar-winning film. Drury Lane kicks off its 30th anniversary season with this sweeping tale of romance, passion, suspense and redemption set against the stormy backdrop of the French Revolution. You'll be immersed in the tale of ex-convict Jean Valjean's struggle for redemption while trying to outrun the determined police inspector Javert, and the innocent love of his adopted daughter Cosette for the revolutionary and student, Marius. It's a celebration of the human struggle for justice and happiness in the face of hardship, carried forward on a gorgeous score, including the beloved songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "Do You Hear the People Sing?" and more. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Dennis Sullivan
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I have to admit I knew nothing about "Candide" (hadn't read the book or seen previous Broadway performances of the musical). So I went in "totally fresh". I found the show completely delightful: good music, great voices, great verbal and visual comedy and, of course, Mary Zimmerman's great direction and adaption of the book/musicals. Zimmerman's sparse set nonetheless uses simple staging and props which are fantastic and masterful: wonderfully innovative and creative.
Good seat in the mezzanine.
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Great music with very witty lyrics. Excellent performances, but beware it is 3 hours long. The story line is episodic and can become tiresomely repetitive in feeling, but it is worth struggling through because it is worth it in the end.
Quotes & Highlights
Watch a video "interview ":http://www.explorethegoodman.org/#Candidewith _Candide _director Mary Zimmerman.
Tony Award- and MacArthur “Genius” Grant-winning director Mary Zimmerman’s breathtaking new production of Candide is the theatrical event of the season.
Featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein with contributions from the greatest lyricists of the 20th century — from Stephen Sondheim to Dorothy Parker — this outrageous musical satire tells the story of the naïve Candide, who is banished for romancing the Baron’s daughter only to be plagued by a series of absurd hardships that challenge his optimistic outlook of life and love. Candide will leave you enchanted.