Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Previously produced by Skylight in 1982 and 1992.
This will be its first presentation on the Cabot Theatre stage.
Leonard Bernstein’s operetta is a masterpiece for the ages. Based on Voltaire’s satire of innocence, optimism and the unexpected lessons of life, Candide bridges the gap between musical theatre and opera. It is a cornerstone of Skylight history, having been produced twice at Skylight’s space on Jefferson Street. “Marvelous musicality and thoughtfully conjured, eye-pleasing entertainment.” – Washington Post