Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage
The Grand “Piece” Called Candide – WUOT Interview (listen now)
- ArtsKnoxville – Candide preview (pdf)
- Knoxville News Sentinel – Candide preview (pdf)
- The Daily Times – Candide preview (pdf)
The Clarence Brown Theatre with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents
A COMIC OPERETTA IN TWO ACTS
Book by HUGH WHEELER • Based on the Satire by VOLTAIRE • Lyrics by RICHARD WILBUR
Listen to KSO Perform Candide Overture
“This is the best of all possible worlds.”
Searching throughout the Old and New World for his beloved Cunegonde, Candide’s philosophy of Optimism is challenged by catastrophe after catastrophe.
Bernstein’s brilliant and beautiful score deepens Voltaire’s great satire with contributions from the greatest lyricists of the 20th century.
Want to be in the middle of the action for Candide?
We have seats available on the stage! Six on stage right and six on stage left. To purchase these stage seats, please contact our Box Office at (865) 974-5161, Monday-Friday from Noon until 5:00 pm. Already have your tickets but want to move to stage seating? No problem! Simply contact the Box Office and they will switch or upgrade you. Hurry! Opening Night is already sold out!
*must be 18 or older to sit on stage
The KSO and CBT are proud to perform this production of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide in 2018, the 100th anniversary of his birth year. Bernstein was an influential composer, conductor, educator, activist, cultural ambassador, and humanitarian, and his mark on the world of the arts in the past century will last for generations to come.
The Grand Inquisitor/Ensemble/Understudy for Voltaire/Pangloss
Chorus/Ensemble/Understudy for Candide
Chorus/Ensemble/Understudy for Cunegonde
Chorus/Ensemble/Understudy for Paquette
Chorus/Ensemble/Understudy for Old Lady
Assistant Music Director
Casting Director (NYC)
Casting Director (Chicago)
Production Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
KSO Executive Director
KSO Director of Operations
|‡ Appears through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.||◊ Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.||¤ Represented by United Scenic Artists, local USA-829 of the IATSE.|