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Leonard Bernstein's Candide, a Comic Operetta in Two Acts 

A concert performance of Bernstein's famous musical.

Director:

Lonny Price

Writers:

Hugh Wheeler (book), Richard Wilbur (lyrics) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Allen Thomas Allen ... Dr. Pangloss (as Sir Thomas Allen)
Paul Groves Paul Groves ... Candide
Michael McCormick Michael McCormick ... Baron / Inquisitor / Don Issachar / Cacambo
Gina Ferrall Gina Ferrall ... Baroness / Sheep
Janine LaManna ... Paquette
Kristin Chenoweth ... Cunegonde
Jeff Blumenkrantz ... Maximillian
Michael McElroy Michael McElroy ... Judge / Captain / Crook
John Herrera John Herrera ... Governor / Prefect
Ray Wills Ray Wills ... Heresy Agent / Archbishop / Priest
Patti LuPone ... The Old Lady
Patty Goble Patty Goble ... Sheep
Stanford Olsen Stanford Olsen ... Vanderdendur / Prince Ragotski
Westminster Symphonic Choir Westminster Symphonic Choir ... Company
Julliard Undergraduate Workshop Julliard Undergraduate Workshop ... Company
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A concert performance of Bernstein's famous musical.

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Official Sites:

PBS [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 2005 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Goofs

At the beginning of Act II, the chorus holds up cards intended to spell the name of the current locale, the city of Montevideo. What they hold up, however, is "Montivedo". Where is the dictionary, now that they need one? See more »

Quotes

The Old Lady: [seeing the the dead bodies of the Jew and the Archbishop on the floor] Leave you alone for FIVE minutes!
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Connections

Version of Candide (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Make Our Garden Grow
(Finale)
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Performed by Paul Groves, Kristin Chenoweth, and Company
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Condensed and Campy
30 November 2018 | by jessalnmSee all my reviews

A condensed version of the operetta; scrapping parts of the book here and there, only keeping what is necessary for general plot and introductions to songs. Because of its length, it is probably the most enjoyable production to watch; it doesn't feel like it's always stopping for exposition, which is often the fault of other full length versions. Some might say this is a highly campy iteration that reduces the plight of the characters, but when listening to the actual lyrics and libretto how serious can this piece really be without feeling tonal whiplash.


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