Venue Details

255 Star Starred
The 5th Avenue Theatre
Located between University and Union 1308 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98101
206-625-1900
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4.2 average rating
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4 reviews
2 stars
attended May 25 2010

What a great show! I thought this was the best of the 5th Avenue season this year! What a way to end. The voices were great, the story wonderful, the acting stellar. Highly, highly recommend going to see this musical.

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4 reviews
5 stars
attended May 26 2010

I thought it was too long and the songs were not memorable. This is a play where the lyrics need to be understood and it didn't happen - especially with the lead soprano. Set and lighting were inventive.

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3 reviews
0 stars
attended May 26 2010

Awesome music, very well done! Seats were great.

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Website

http://www.5thavenue.org/show/Candide0910/

Description

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!”

About the Ticket Supplier: The 5th Avenue Theatre

Since 1926, the magnificent 5th Avenue Theatre has captivated audiences with music, drama and laughter. Today, we proudly produce top-quality musical revivals, premieres of bound-for-Broadway shows, and present touring Broadway musicals. We also host a variety of special events, and offer a number of education and outreach programs to school-age children and adults.