Leonard Bernstein's Musical Candide, Based on Voltaire's Classic Satire
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The last date listed for Candide was Wednesday June 2, 2010 / 7:30pm.
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Catch some spectacular ballroom dancing courtesy of the stars of a few of TV's biggest prime-time hits when Ballroom with a Twist comes to town. This theatrical production, which blends traditional ballroom dancing with contemporary styles, was created and choreographed by Dancing with the Stars pro dancer Louis van Amstel. With a cast that includes Dancing With the Stars' Maksim Chmerkovskiy (this season's winner), Karina Smirnoff, Val Chmerkovskiy and Sharna Burgess, vocalist Von Smith from American Idol, as well as some of your favorites from So You Think You Can Dance and more, this show will have you dancing in the aisles. Learn More
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Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, with additional lyrics by Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, John Latouche, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire’s novel by Hugh Wheeler, in a new version by John Caird
Having been taught by his beloved tutor, Dr. Pangloss, that “everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds” our handsome, yet hapless, hero Candide sets off on an epic journey to find his one true love — the beautiful Cunegonde. Along the way he encounters wars, plagues, shipwrecks, earthquakes, pirates, swindlers, the Old World, the New World, the fabled lost city of Eldorado, and the Spanish Inquisition! Inspired by Voltaire’s classic satire this legendary musical features a sparkling score by the great Leonard Bernstein that includes the famous “Candide Overture”, the hilarious and bravura showstopper “Glitter And Be Gay”, and the moving and inspiring anthem “Make Our Garden Grow”. This Seattle premiere offers you the rare opportunity to experience one of “the best musicals you’ve never seen!”