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Based on the novel Candide by Voltaire

El joven protagonista, Cándide, de bien expresivo nombre, practica un optimismo ciego guiado por su tutor, el Doctor Pangloss, que le asegura que todo es para bien en el mejor de los mundos posibles. Llevando a su bien sonante novia, Cunegunda, de la mano, y al referido Doctor Pangloss, Cándide viaja a Lisboa, París, Buenos Aires y hasta al mítico El Dorado, descubriendo a su paso la maldad, la bajeza, la envidia, el sufrimiento y hasta el crimen. Despojado de su idealismo, termina por recalar en Venecia acompañado por la inefable Cunegunda, y sus últimas palabras en la obra, consagrado a su jardín, proclaman: “Y antes de morir tratemos / de dar sentido a esta vida. / No somos sabios ni buenos: / hagámoslo lo mejor que sepamos"

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Candide Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Candide have their been?
Candide has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1956, US Tour which opened in 1958, West End which opened in 1959, Regional (US) which opened in 1966, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, US Tour which opened in 1971, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1973, Broadway which opened in 1974, Broadway which opened in 1974, which opened in 1982, Off-Broadway which opened in 1982, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1986, West End which opened in 1988, West End which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1997, West End which opened in 1999, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2005 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2005.

What other awards has Candide been nominated for?
Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Franne Lee, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Eugene Lee, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Franne LeePerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Mark Baker and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Maureen Brennan.

What other awards has Candide won?
Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Franne Lee, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Eugene Lee, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Franne Lee Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mark Baker and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Maureen Brennan.

What productions of Candide have their been?
Candide has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1956, US Tour which opened in 1958, West End which opened in 1959, Regional (US) which opened in 1966, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, US Tour which opened in 1971, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1973, Broadway which opened in 1974, Broadway which opened in 1974, which opened in 1982, Off-Broadway which opened in 1982, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1986, West End which opened in 1988, West End which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1997, West End which opened in 1999, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2005 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2005.

What awards has Candide been nominated for?
Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Franne Lee, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Eugene Lee, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Franne LeePerformance (Theatre World Awards) for Mark Baker and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Maureen Brennan.

What awards has Candide won?
Costume Design (The Hewes Awards) for Franne Lee, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Eugene Lee, Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for Franne Lee Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Mark Baker and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Maureen Brennan.

What songs are in Candide and what's the order?
The Best of All Possible Worlds [i]
Oh, Happy We [i]
Wedding Chorale
Battle Music
Candide Begins His Travels
It Must Be So
Lisbon Sequence
Earthquake Music
It Must be Me
Mazurka
Glitter and Be Gay
You Were Dead, You Know
Pilgrims' Procession
Alleluia
My Love
I Am Easily Assimilated
Quartet Finale [i]
Quiet
Eldorado [i]
Eldorado [ii]
Bon Voyage
Raft Sequence
Venice Gambling Scene
What's the Use?
Gavotte [i]
Return to Westphalia
Make Our Garden Grow
I Love You
Candide's Lament [i]
What a Day [i]
Infant Camira Scene
Dear Boy
Inquisition Scene
Pass the Soap
Sweet to See Two Hearts So True
The Best of All Possible Worlds [ii]
Candide's Lament [ii]
Ringaroundarosy
Where Does It Get You in the End?
One
Get Ye Gone
Fernando's Lullaby
Life Is Neither (Good Nor Bad)
No More Than This
Oh, Happy We [ii]
Oh, Happy We [iii]
Entrance of the Jew
The Sweetness of Your Heart
We Are Women
War and Peace
What a Day [ii]
Westphalia Chorale [i]
Words, Words, Words
The Worst of All Possible Worlds
Barcarolle: The Simple Life
Life Is Happiness Indeed
O Miserere
Auto da Fe [i]
This World
Sheep's Song
Westphalia Chorale [ii]
Quartet Finale [ii]
To the New World
Universal Good
Westphalia Chorale [iii]
Auto da Fe [ii]

What is the order of songs in Candide and what's the order?
The Best of All Possible Worlds [i]
Oh, Happy We [i]
Wedding Chorale
Battle Music
Candide Begins His Travels
It Must Be So
Lisbon Sequence
Earthquake Music
It Must be Me
Mazurka
Glitter and Be Gay
You Were Dead, You Know
Pilgrims' Procession
Alleluia
My Love
I Am Easily Assimilated
Quartet Finale [i]
Quiet
Eldorado [i]
Eldorado [ii]
Bon Voyage
Raft Sequence
Venice Gambling Scene
What's the Use?
Gavotte [i]
Return to Westphalia
Make Our Garden Grow
I Love You
Candide's Lament [i]
What a Day [i]
Infant Camira Scene
Dear Boy
Inquisition Scene
Pass the Soap
Sweet to See Two Hearts So True
The Best of All Possible Worlds [ii]
Candide's Lament [ii]
Ringaroundarosy
Where Does It Get You in the End?
One
Get Ye Gone
Fernando's Lullaby
Life Is Neither (Good Nor Bad)
No More Than This
Oh, Happy We [ii]
Oh, Happy We [iii]
Entrance of the Jew
The Sweetness of Your Heart
We Are Women
War and Peace
What a Day [ii]
Westphalia Chorale [i]
Words, Words, Words
The Worst of All Possible Worlds
Barcarolle: The Simple Life
Life Is Happiness Indeed
O Miserere
Auto da Fe [i]
This World
Sheep's Song
Westphalia Chorale [ii]
Quartet Finale [ii]
To the New World
Universal Good
Westphalia Chorale [iii]
Auto da Fe [ii]

What productions of Candide have there been?
Candide has had 21 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1956, US Tour which opened in 1958, West End which opened in 1959, Regional (US) which opened in 1966, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, US Tour which opened in 1971, Off-Off-Broadway which opened in 1973, Broadway which opened in 1974, Broadway which opened in 1974, which opened in 1982, Off-Broadway which opened in 1982, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1986, West End which opened in 1988, West End which opened in 1989, Broadway which opened in 1997, Broadway which opened in 1997, West End which opened in 1999, Off-Broadway which opened in 2004, West End which opened in 2005 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2005.