Photo Flash: Packard, Molina et al. in Rehearsal for Goodman's CANDIDE

Tony Award- and MacArthur "Genius" Grant-winning director Mary Zimmerman's breathtaking new production of Candide is shaping up to be the venue's theatrical event of the season. Rehearsal photos have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!

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.

The cast features Geoff Packard in the title role of Candide; Lauren Molina as his princess love, Cunegonde; Larry Yando as the wise Pangloss, Candide's tutor; Hollis Resnick as the Old Lady; Jonathan Weir as the Governor; Erik Lochtefeld as Maximillian; Margo Seibert as Paquette; Jesse Perez as Cacambo; and Tom Aulino as Martin. Ensemble members include Spencer Curnutt, Rebecca Finnegan, Govind Kumar, Rob Lindley, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Emma Rosenthal, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Joey Stone, Tempe Thomas and Joseph Tokarz.

Goodman Theatre's production of Candide will feature an orchestra of 12 and runs September 17 - October 24, 2010 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre. Music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, lyrics by Richard Wilbur, additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein.

For tickets and more information, visit http://www.explorethegoodman.org/#Candide.



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