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Schneider Theater, Center for the Arts
98th St & Logan Ave S, Bloomington, MN 55431
March 1 – March 3, 2018
Directed by Melissa Hart
Hailed as one of the best musical theater scores ever written, Bernstein's Candide is inspired by Voltaire's satirical novella of the same name. This theatrical operetta is told with a twinkling wink of the eye and follows the optimistic young Candide on a remarkable journey to reunite with his wife-to-be. In an Artistry Theater first, we present a beloved musical in concert form, allowing audiences to savor the epic beauty of Bernstein's score. Candide will be performed by ten exceptional theater artists sharing the stage with our critically acclaimed 16-piece orchestra. Conducted by Music Director Anita Ruth, this magical evening of music and story is a rare treat for musical theater lovers.
"... wistfully lyrical songs, impish caricatures of opera and skillfully rendered pastiches of everything from Renaissance sacred music to slinky tangos."
-Anthony Tommasini, NY Times