April 7th and 8th
A treat for Opera, Broadway and Bernstein fans alike!
Candide by Leonard Bernstein
Based on the novella of the same name by Voltaire
Book by Hugh Wheeler
A GLITTERING PRODUCTION AWAITS as Anchorage Opera and the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra join nationwide celebrations of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial. Based on the story by Voltaire, the fast-paced, funny, and philosophical, Candide finds its main character setting off with friends to find the true meaning of life. Their exploits along the way include separation, war, mistaken identity, kidnapping, murder, and a shipwreck, yet they never give up their search for truth. It is a story about community, faith and humanity — all the things reflected in the legendary Leonard Bernstein and his musical career. Full of soaring arias and a brilliant overture, Candide is a treat for opera, Broadway and Bernstein fans alike. This production’s collaborative team includes two of Alaska’s largest arts producers, Anchorage stage director Teresa K. Pond, and guest conductor, Charles Prince.
Bernstein's CANDIDE New York City Opera Version. By arrangement with Boosey and Hawkes, Inc., Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC, publisher and copyright owner.
Runs approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes including intermission.
MATURE CONTENT: violence and sexual references.
BABIES - Discouraged. Ticket required for all ages.
CHILDREN - Recommended for ages 16 and older.
Disruptive patrons of any age will be expected to exit the show.
Sung in English with English supertitles.
Get Behind-the-Scenes: ASO Education Consultant, Susan Wingrove-Reed, will give a pre-concert lecture on the music and personalities of the performance of Candide. This free lecture begins one hour before the show.
Atwood Concert Hall
Alaska Center for the Performing Arts
621 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage
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Scooters cannot be placed in the aisles due to the Center's evacuation plan. Patrons are welcome to transfer to a Center transport wheelchair in the lobby to gain access to permanent seat locations. Devices will be stored in the lobbies.
Assistive Listening Devices - Sound from the stage is broadcast directly to you by our in-house listening system (Listen Technologies LR-52000-072). This system has a standard 3.5mm output jack, so you can use your own headset or one of our stereo headsets. A limited number of T-coil compatible loop lanyards are also available. Listening devices are kept at the House Manager's station in the lobby prior to and during performances. This service is free of charge, however a deposit or ID is required.
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