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Candide Musical Lyrics

Candide Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Overture
  3. Westphalia Chorale
  4. Life Is Happiness Indeed
  5. The Best Of All Possible Worlds
  6. Universal Good
  7. Oh, Happy We
  8. It Must Be So
  9. Westphalia/Battle Music
  10. Candide's Lament
  11. Dear Boy
  12. Auto Da Fe (What A Day)
  13. Candide Begins His Travels - It Must Be Me
  14. Paris Waltz
  15. Glitter And Be Gay
  16. You Were Dead, You Know
  17. I'm Easily Assimilated
  18. Finale Act 1 (Quartet)
  19. Act 2
  20. Universal Good (Reprise)
  21. My Love
  22. We Are Women
  23. The piligrim's procession/Alleluia
  24. Quiet
  25. Introduction to Eldorado
  26. The Ballad of Eldorado
  27. Words, Words, Words
  28. Bon Voyage
  29. The Kings' Barcarolle
  30. Money, Money, Money
  31. What's The Use?
  32. Venice Gavotte
  33. Nothing More Than This
  34. Universal Good (Life is Neither)
  35. Finale: Make Our Garden Grow

Candide description

1956 is the year of the premiere of this musical on Broadway. Tyrone Guthrie was a director and S. Krachmalnick was responsible for the choreography. Irene Sharaff was costume designer; Oliver Smith was a set director. Actors were: I. Petina, B. Cook, R. Rounseville, M. Adrian. Musical went through a complete failure; it was played for only 2 months and has been shown 73 times. Book was terribly criticized, mainly because it was too serious, opposed to the musical of the genre of social parody.

London took the play in 1959, where it acted in three different locations: Manchester Opera House, Saville Theatre & New Theatre Oxford. Selection of actors was as follows: E. Coates, M. Costa, D. Quilley & L. Naismith. It also was not successful staging and lasted for only 60 hits.

Harold Prince several times renewed musical on Broadway in New York, did the new libretto, because the original book in the new revival was not allowed to use by its author. This alteration has been greatly condensed version of the first, where the sitcom was too tight and now represented a little over 100 minutes. This version has experienced a great success, and it played on Broadway over 2 years and has undergone 740 shows.

Following this success, the new version has been expanded to two acts, and its production began in 1982. With Wheeler’s book, it has become more like an opera, not a musical. However, the new format stayed in the New York City Opera for 32 plays, becoming a staple in the repertoire since operettas are acted much rarer than musicals.

The following production were in 1988 in the Scottish Opera, then in 1999 in the Royal National Theatre (Britain), 1997 (Broadway), 2004 (New York Philharmonic), 2006 (Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, France), 2007 (Théâtre du Châtelet), 2008 (Sweden), 2009 (Massachusetts), 2010 (Berlin), 2010 (Seattle), 2010 (Washington DC), 2015 (Florence).
Release date: 1956
Last Update:January, 13th 2016


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