A theatrical concert presented in partnership with VocalEssence.


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

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
With additional Lyrics by John Latouche and Stephen Sondheim

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 in search of “the best of all possible worlds" on an extraordinary journey to reunite with his soulmate. An all-star cast will perform a theatrical concert version along with VocalEssence, the perfect way to savor the epic beauty of Bernstein's music.

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

Tickets to this production are available as a season ticket add-on. Season tickets are on sale now!
Single tickets to this event will go on sale about one month prior to show open.