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Candide

October 13 – 29, 2023

Leonard Bernstein’s operetta is a masterpiece for the ages. Based on Voltaire’s satire of innocence, optimism, and life’s unexpected lessons, Candide tells the story of two young innocents, their round-the-world romp and series of absurdly unfortunate events.

Jan Serr and John Shannon

Executive Producer Sponsors

Candide

The Royal National Theatre Version

Music by Leonard Bernstein

Book Adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler

In a New Version by John Caird

Lyrics by Richard Wilbur

Additional Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche,

Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and Leonard Bernstein

Choreographed by Ryan Cappleman

Music Direction by Jeffrey Saver

Directed, Scenic Design, and Puppet Design by James Ortiz

Bridging the gap between musicals and opera, Candide holds a special place in Skylight history, produced twice at Skylight’s old space on Jefferson Street. This is its first time on the Cabot stage.


Recommended for ages 13+

Creative Team

Director…………………………………………….....................…… James Ortiz

Music Director……………………….....….............…….. Jeffrey Saver

Choreographer………………………..…........… Ryan Cappleman

Scenic and Puppet Designer…….….………. James Ortiz

Costume Designer………………..…….…...........…… Shima Orans

Lighting Designer…………..………......…........…… Maaz Ahmed

Sound Designer…………….……………………............. Chad Parsley

Cast

Candide………………………..…………...…..................……… Sam Simahk* Cunegonde..………………..………...…..........………. Susie Robinson

Old Woman…………………..…….......….........….………………. Sara Stern Pangloss………………………….……....................………. Andrew Varela* Maximillian……………….……….…………..............…… Doug Clemons Paquette………………….…..…..…...........……. Samantha Sostarich Cacambo………….……..………................………………. Shawn Holmes Martin…………………….....…….….......................…………....... Ben George Vanderdendur.………..……...........….……………… Nathan Marinan

Ensemble..................... Molly Wiley, Lydia Rose Eiche

*Appearing through an agreement between Skylight Music Theatre and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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