Candide

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

The Clarence Brown Theatre and the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra
present

LEONARD BERNSTEIN

A COMIC OPERETTA IN TWO ACTS

Book by HUGH WHEELER
Based on the Satire by VOLTAIRE
Lyrics by RICHARD WILBUR

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


“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.


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.



‡ 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.