Candide

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 - Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 at Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage

 

 

 

 





The Grand “Piece” Called Candide – WUOT Interview (listen now)

The Clarence Brown Theatre with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra presents

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

A COMIC OPERETTA IN TWO ACTS
Book by HUGH WHEELER  •  Based on the Satire by VOLTAIRE  •  Lyrics by RICHARD WILBUR

Directed by Producing Artistic Director Calvin MacLean
Conducted by Music Director Aram Demirjian

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.


Content/Suitability


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.


Ticket Pricing

Seating Chart

Cast

Jade Arnold ‡

Captain/Ensemble

Jennifer Barnett

Chorus/Ensemble

Cody Boling

Vanderdendur/Ensemble

Jonathan Christopher ‡

Maximilian

David Crawford

The Grand Inquisitor/Ensemble/Understudy for Voltaire/Pangloss

Tracey Copeland Halter ‡

The Baroness/Ensemble

Noelle Harb

Chorus/Ensemble

Cecilia Iole ‡

Cunegonde

Robert Parker Jenkins

Chorus/Ensemble

Heidi Kettenring ‡

Old Lady

David Kortemeier ‡

Voltaire/Pangloss

Matthew E. Mimbs

Chorus/Ensemble/Understudy for Candide

Charlotte Munson ‡

Paquette

Ellen Nikbakht

Chorus/Ensemble

James Onstad ‡

Candide

Kathryn Paden

Chorus/Ensemble

Jeff Parker ‡

Governor/Ensemble

Roderick Peeples ‡

The Baron/Ensemble

Brittany Marie Pirozzoli

Chorus/Ensemble/Understudy for Cunegonde

Owen Squire Smith

Chorus/Ensemble

Pedro Tomás

Cacambo/Ensemble

Aleah Vassell

Chorus/Ensemble/Understudy for Paquette

Perry Ward ‡

Ragotski/Ensemble

Laura Beth Wells ‡

Chorus/Ensemble/Understudy for Old Lady

Artistic Team

Calvin MacLean ◊

Director

Aram Demirjian

Music Director

James Marvel

Co-Director

Casey Sams

Choreographer/Co-Director

Terry Silver-Alford

Assistant Music Director

Michael Ganio ¤

Scenic Design

Bill Black ¤

Costume Design

Jennifer Tipton ¤

Lighting Design

Curtis Craig ¤

Sound Design

Joe Payne ¤

Projection Design

Stephanie Klapper, CSA

Casting Director (NYC)

Claire Simon, CSA

Casting Director (Chicago)

Michael Elliott

Vocal Coach

John Sipes ◊

Fight Coach

Patrick Lanczki ‡

Production Stage Manager

Dana Angellis ‡

Assistant Stage Manager

Tom Cervone

Managing Director

Rachel Ford

KSO Executive Director

Rose Sampley

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.