A naive young man believes that 'all is for the best' even when confronted by evil. Candide explores a world that is dominated by violence, greed, war, hatred and a series of catastrophic events seemingly unmitigated by goodness, truth, beauty or God. Kristen Chenoweth and Toby Spence star.
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Freely adapted by Robert Carsen & Ian Burton
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein