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"The Best of All Possible Worlds" excerpt from CANDIDE

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Published on Jul 13, 2011

Professor Pangloss (Larry Yando) teaches Candide (Geoff Packard), Cunegonde (Lauren Molina), and Maximilian (Erik Lochtefeld) along with Paquette (Margo Seibert), the Baroness (Rebecca Finnegan), and her valet (Govind Kumar) about "The Best of All Possible Worlds." Mary Zimmerman's acclaimed production of CANDIDE, playing Sep. 10 through Oct. 16 at the Huntington, following its sold out runs in Chicago and DC. For more information, visit huntingtontheatre.org/candide


Tony Award and MacArthur "Genius" Grant-winning director Mary Zimmerman's breathtaking new production features a soaring score and lyrics from the wittiest writers of our time. Bernstein's Candide enchants with some of the most memorable music ever written for Broadway including "Glitter and be Gay" and "Make Our Garden Grow."

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book Adapted from the Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and Leonard Bernstein
Directed and newly adapted from the Voltaire by Mary Zimmerman

"GORGEOUSLY IMAGINED, Candide is a garden of delight!" — Chicago Sun-Times

"The best of all possible Candides!" — Variety

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