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May 29 - June 21 | Cabot Theatre

Candide show art: A red and purple clipper ship sails across a globe

Past Show

This project is generously sponsored by:

Black Box Fund

Audience Information


Rescheduled performance dates and times to be announced soon. Stay Tuned.

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 people, their round-the-world romp and series of absurdly unfortunate events. 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.

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur 
Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and John Latouche
Produced on Broadway by the Chelsea Theatre Center of Brooklyn in conjunction with Harold Prince and Ruth Mitchell
Broadway Production Conceived and Directed by Harold Prince