Third Avenue Playhouse

August 19, 2017

A Comic Operetta
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, John Latouche, Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler

Featuring a splendid score by the unparalleled Leonard Bernstein, CANDIDE is a witty and wacky musical satire. Based on Voltaire’s 1759 novella, CANDIDE takes the audience on a round-the-world romp of idealistic optimism as the characters clash with a series of absurd events. The young and naïve title character is betrothed to the Baron of Westphalia’s beautiful daughter Cunegonde, and along with the maid Paquette and Cunegonde’s brother Maximilian, they all subscribe firmly to the doctrine that has been instilled in them by their teacher Dr. Pangloss: that everything that occurs is for the best, no matter what.  They soon find out that isn’t always the case.
Directed by James Valcq
Musical Director:  Adam Baus

General Admission: $28  Student: $12   Tickets can be purchased online at thirdavenueplayhouse.com, by calling  920-743-1760, or by stopping by the office at 234 N 3rd Ave.  Office hours are T.-Fr. 12-5.  Theater box office opens 1 hour before showtime.