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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Directed by Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman (Metamorphoses), The White Snake brings to magical life the tale of a gentle serpent from the spirit world who's lived atop a mountain for centuries. One day, after transforming into a beautiful young woman, this spirit travels into the human world -- finding unexpected love, happiness and family. Wishing to remain a human forever, her plans are thwarted by a vindictive monk who has discovered her true identity. A story that is at once funny and moving, this stunningly staged production is a modern, magical adaptation of a classic Chinese fable filled with dazzling costumes, beautiful music and timeless appeal. 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.