Theatrical Concert
March 21 - 24, 2019
Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts

Presented in partnership with VocalEssence

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Additional Lyrics by John LatoucheLeonard BernsteinStephen SondheimLillian Hellman and Dorothy Parker

Directed by Peter Rothstein
Music Direction by Philip Brunelle
Starring Phinehas Bynum, Bradley Greenwald, and Liv Redpath 

A tale exploding with star-crossed lovers, villains, Monty Python-esque comedy, and a beautiful score, CANDIDE combines the power of opera with the delights of musical theatre. Wrapped in irony, this musical follows the optimistic young Candide on a journey in search of “the best of all possible worlds.” An all-star cast will perform a theatrical concert featuring VocalEssence under the direction of internationally-renowned conductor Philip Brunelle.

Performances of CANDIDE will be held at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, 55403