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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The Goodman Theatre presents its annual production of A Christmas Carol. This adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic story is a beloved Chicago tradition, produced every year at the Goodman. Audiences look forward to the "bah humbugs," the electrifying arrival of the ghosts, the jubilant musical numbers and dancing, and Scrooge's joyful rediscovery of life, love and the Christmas spirit. Now celebrating its 35th anniversary, this year's production of the timeless holiday tale promises to be merrier and more magical than ever. 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 with 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.
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