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Candide at Her Majesty's Theatre

Dates: (5/23/2024 - 5/25/2024 )

Theatre:

Her Majesty's Theatre

State Theatre Company South Australia / State Opera South Australia

King William St, Adelaide
Adelaide,South Australia

Phone: 0884155333

Tickets: ADULT Premium $159.00 A Reserve $139.00 B Reserve$110.00 C Reserve$75.00 CONCESSION Premium $143.10 A Reserve $125.10 B Reserve$99.00 C Reserve$67.50 UNDER 30 & FULL TIME STUDENT All performances $35.00

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In 2024, South Australia’s flagship theatre and opera companies will come together for the first time in more than a decade, along with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, to present a spectacular concert version of Leonard Bernstein’s beloved comic operetta and existential vaudeville, Candide.

Based on Voltaire’s 1759 novella, this ever-relevant Broadway hit tells the story of naïve young Candide, facing exile after falling in love with the Baron’s daughter, Cunegonde, and their mutual embarking on an enthralling, lyrical, sobering but hilarious journey across the globe that challenges their optimistic outlooks on life and love.

Voltaire’s characters leap off the page and onto the stage in this major theatrical event, bringing together some of Australia’s most celebrated musical and opera stars, including Alex Lewis (The Merry Widow, Barrie Kosky’s The Nose) as Candide, Annie Aitken (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Cunegonde, John Longmuir (The Pirates of Penzance, The Barber of Seville) and featuring the legendary talents of Adelaide Cabaret Festival Icon Award-winning superstar Hans (Matt Gilbertson) and Australian and West End stage titan Caroline O’Connor (Chicago, Moulin Rouge, 9 to 5 The Musical).

Artistic Director Mitchell Butel will share directing duties with Co-Director and Choreographer, Amy Campbell (A Chorus Line, Once) as well as assuming the roles of our Narrator and Candide’s teacher, Pangloss, in his first stage appearance since The Normal Heart.

Composed by West Side Story and On The Town’s Leonard Bernstein and with lyrics from some of the greatest writers of the 20th century including Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Stephen Sondheim, the score sparkles with classic songs including “The Best of All Possible Worlds”, “Glitter and Be Gay”, “Eldorado” and “Make Our Garden Grow”.

Prepare to be swept away, as the history and artistry of State Theatre Company South Australia and State Opera South Australia converge in this epic, mischievous and stirring new production at Adelaide’s glorious Her Majesty’s Theatre.

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News About Candide at Her Majesty's Theatre

CANDIDE Comes to Adelaide in May
CANDIDE Comes to Adelaide in May
April 29, 2024

State Opera and State Theatre Company South Australia have come together for the first time in more than a decade to bring the Tony and Olivier award-winning operetta, Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, to Her Majesty’s Theatre next month.


Review: MOMENTS IN THE WOODS: SONGS AND STORIES OF SONDHEIM – ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2022 at Her Majesty's Theatre
Review: MOMENTS IN THE WOODS: SONGS AND STORIES OF SONDHEIM – ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2022 at Her Majesty's Theatre
June 24, 2022

That standing ovation was very well-deserved.


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