Candide (Version 1974)

Candide
Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta based on Voltaire's satire of innocence, optimism and the unexpected lessons of life.

With a score by legendary Leonard Bernstein is but the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Candide and its theatrical offerings. With a book from Hugh Wheeler and lyrical contributions from the incomparable Stephen Sondheim, Candide is a masterpiece for the ages.

In one lightning-paced act, Candide -- the bastard cousin of Baron Thunder-Ten-Tonck -- is expelled from home, dragged into the Bulgarian army, brought before the Spanish Inquisition, swindled out of a fortune, shipwrecked on a desert isle, and separated time and again from his true love Cunegonde. She, too, bears a barrage of misfortunes including, but no limited to, sale into prostitution, forced marriage to an exorbitantly wealthy man, and slavery. Through it all, however, they try remember the lessons of their dear master Dr. Pangloss: "Everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds."

With riotous wit, Candide is a wondrous piece for nearly any company. Scenically it can be as grand or simple as the designer sees fit and, likewise, requires a cast of only moderate size that can be easily expanded to accommodate the grandest of ensembles. Candide is the ideal blend of sophisticated operetta and wacky Python-esque comedy, and will surely thrill a wide range of theatergoers.

Concert Selections for Candide (Version 1974)

Concert Selections are original Broadway orchestrations and exciting new symphonic arrangements of select songs for use in concert performances. Concert Selections are the perfect way to give audiences a taste of the musical theatre experience without the sets, props and costumes.

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Pricing

Amateur
£60.00 per song for one month’s hire and one performance
Extra performances are £30.00 per performance per song
Extra months are £15.00 per month per song

Professional
£125.00 per song for one month’s hire and one performance
Extra performances are £62.50 per performance per song
Extra months are £31.25 per performance per song

Pricing is for individual songs only. Pricing for orchestral suites and other items is available by contacting us directly.

  • GLITTER AND BE GAY (1999 NAT. THEATRE)
    From
    CANDIDE (NATIONAL THEATRE VERSION)
    First Performance Fee:
    $175
    Each Additional Performance:
    $100
    Type
    SHOW EXTRACTION
    Estimated duration
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