Music by L. Bernstein
“The best of all possible shows.”
What's It All About, Candide?
Who are we? What is our purpose? Why is there so much pain and suffering in the world?
Poor Candide is mindless with optimism in what he has been taught is “the best of all possible worlds.” Cue wake-up call.
As he is thrust into a kaleidoscopic global journey full of extreme misadventures, he realizes that perhaps he was misinformed.
Based on Voltaire’s masterful satire of the same name, this outlandish episodic operetta pokes fun at the idea that everything happens for a reason, and its irreverent absurdity allows us to laugh at ourselves and the hypocrisy we face daily.
In English with English supertitles.
Production courtesy of Des Moines Metro Opera.