SUNG IN ENGLISH WITH PROJECTED LYRICS
OPERA MEETS BROADWAY IN THIS COMEDY FROM THE COMPOSER OF WEST SIDE STORY
In the Age of Enlightenment, an optimistic simpleton and his band of misfits travel the world in search of happiness, only to find chaos and trouble around every corner! Based on Voltaire’s celebrated novel, Candide is a delightful satire that features hit tunes like “Glitter and be gay” and “Make our garden grow”.
Pack your bags for the adventure of a lifetime and get ready to experience exotic destinations, outlandish characters, and Bernstein’s thrilling melodies!
Featuring the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
François-Marie Arouet, known by his pseudonym Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher. Candide is based on his 1759 novella of the same name.
Leonard Bernstein is best known for composing West Side Story, but he was also a celebrated conductor, author, music lecturer, and pianist.
Candide opened on Broadway in 1956 and has since seen multiple revivals at theatres and opera houses around the world!
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Tickets by phone: 780.429.1000.
The Dianne & Irving Kipnes Foundation, Creekwood, Larry Eberlein, and The Rob Hood Fund