March 23 - April 15, 2018

Candide, The Royal National Theatre Version
Music by Leonard Bernstein, Book Adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, In a New Version by John Caird.
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur.  Additional Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein.

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Director: Richard Johnson
Producer: Mike Mills
Music Director: David Watkins
Stage Manager: Andy Brasted
Choreographers: Brandy Ball & Dawn Notagiacomo
Costume Designer: Beth Eslick & Betty Furhmann
Lighting Designer: Jim Diderrich
Graphic Projections: John Eslick
Properties: Rachael Pugh
Projection Tech: Eric Sorensen
Set Construction: Shawn McCabe

Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta based on Voltaire's satire of innocence, optimism and the unexpected lessons of life.

A score by legendary Leonard Bernstein is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Candide and its theatrical offerings. With a book from Hugh Wheeler and lyrical contributions from the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, Candide is a masterpiece for the ages.

Candide – the bastard cousin of Baron Thunder-Ten-Tonck – is expelled from home, dragged into the Bulgarian army, brought before the Spanish Inquisition, swindled out of a fortune, shipwrecked on a desert isle and separated time and again from his true love, Cunegonde. She, too, bears a barrage of misfortunes, including – but not limited to – sale into prostitution, forced marriage to an exorbitantly wealthy man and slavery. Through it all, however, they try remember the lessons of their dear master, Dr. Pangloss: "Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds." ~ RATED PG


Mar 23- Apr 15, 2018
Thurs, Fri, & Sat at 8:00pm
Sun at 2:00pm
No performance Apr (Easter Sunday)


Jan 14-16, 2018 at 7:00pm

Full Cast: 

Voltaire / Pangloss: Jim Seerden
Candide: Jonathan Markham
Cunegonde: Rebecca Fondiler
Maximilian: Alexander Schottky
Paquette: Brittany Danyel
Old Woman: Marisa Miculian
Cacambo: Corona De Los Santos
Martin: Mark Suarez
Baroness: Sy Patnode
James the Anabaptist: John Barker
Grand Inquisitor: Ken Johnson
Queen of Eldorado: Laura Barrows