CANDIDE is based upon the 18th century Voltaire novel. Since its successful 1973 Broadway revival, CANDIDE has had many productions in both theaters and opera houses. The 1973 revival brought new audiences to this masterpiece in an intimate, quickly paced one-act version with an emphasis on comedy and characterization.
Elements of the original 1953 version, along with songs that had been dropped, rewritten or re-conceived, have been added or altered in an effort to create a slightly re-imagined version of the classic CANDIDE. This version requires a large ensemble with a strong female lead. It is the perfect opportunity to showcase your trained singers of varying ages.