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Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN
Book adapted from Voltaire by HUGH WHEELER
in a new version by JOHN CAIRD
with lyrics by RICHARD WILBUR


Additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John LaTouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, and Leonard Bernstein

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) 

​Directed by LAURA LUNDY-PAINE 

PRODUCTION DATES
February 22 - March 9, 2008 

All performances at
RHYTHMIX CULTURAL WORKS
2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda 

​Candide is a simple youth with very little to his name except the love of a beautiful young woman. Kicked out of his adopted home for expressing this love, he embarks on a series of exotic and often horrific adventures, struggling against obstacles around the world with only true optimism to keep him alive. At turns bizarre, funny, and relentless, John Caird’s script reaches a new level of satire and insight. One of the most spectacular musical scores ever composed, Candide is considered by many to be Bernstein's greatest work.


COMPANY
Voltaire/Pangloss: Dale Murphy 

WESTPHALIA
​Candide: John Brown
Cunegonde: Eileen Meredith
Maximilian: Ron Tanon
Paquette: Michelle Pava Mills
Baron: Abraham Aviles-Scott
Baroness: Sandra Rubay 

BAVARIA
Corporal: Alec Mathieson
Captain: Anthony Abaté
Drill Sergeant: Alex Goldenberg
King of Bavaria: Sebastian J. Romeo 

HOLLAND
The Minister: Elizabeth Finkler
The Minister’s Wife: Michelle Pava Mills
James, the Anabaptist: Lisa PanThe
Invalids: Anthony Abaté, Alec Mathieson, Sandra Rubay, Cassandra  Renee Williams 

PARIS, VIENNA
Bavarian Captain: Anthony Abaté
French Ambassador: Abraham Aviles-Scott
Viennese Ambassador: Alex Goldenberg
Courtesans: Michelle Pava Mills, Sandra Rubay, Cassandra Renee Williams 

AND PORTUGAL
Don Issacar: Ron Tanon
Grand Inquisitor: Sebastian J. Romeo
Sailor: Alec Mathieson
Inquisitors: Anthony Abaté, Abraham Aviles-Scott
Agent: Michelle Pava Mills
The Old Woman: Lisa Pan 

SPAIN
Cacambo: Alex Goldenberg 

MONTEVIDEO (URUGUAY)
The Governor: Abraham Aviles-Scott 

PARAGUAY
​Jesuit Soldier Priest: Sebastian J. Romeo
Native Slave Women: Elizabeth Finkler, Michelle Pava Mills, Cassandra Renee Williams
Young Monk: Alec Mathieson 

ELDORADO
King of Eldorado: Abraham Aviles-Scott
Queen of Eldorado: Elizabeth Finkler
Citizens: Anthony Abaté, Kristen Jones, Ron Tanon, Sandra Rubay, Cassandra Renee WilliamsRed Sheep: -Susannah Brodnitz, Jessica Lundy-Paine, Alec Mathieson 

SURINAM
Slave: Sandra Rubay
Vanderdendur: Sebastian J. Romeo
Cronies: Elizabeth Finkler, Cassandra Renee Williams, Abraham Aviles-Scott, Alec Mathieson, Ron Tanon, Sandra Rubay, Kristen Jones
Candidates for Most Miserable: Cassandra Renee Williams, Lisa Pan, Michelle Pava Mills Martin: Anthony Abaté 

AT SEA 
​Captain: Abraham Aviles-Scott 

VENICE
Women of Venice: Elizabeth Finkler, Sandra Rubay, Cassandra Renee Williams, Kristen Jones
Charles Edward Stewart: Sebastian J. Romeo
Theodore of Corsica: Elizabeth Finkler
​Hermann Augustus: Abraham Aviles-Scott
CREW  Director:  Laura Lundy-Paine Music Director:  David Manley Choreographer:  Lisa Bush-Finn Stage Manager:  Hilma Kargoll Costume Design:  Lorene Eggett Costume Consultant:  Angela Dant ​Costume Assistants:  Rose Powell, Eric Stallman
Fabric Rental and Consultation:  Alexandra Childs, ARTSS
Lighting Designer:  Alecks Rundell
Set Design & Construction:  Ian Kargoll, Hilma Kargoll
Props:  Hilma Kargoll
Fight Choreography:  Athony Abate
Dance Captain:  Cassandra Renee Williams
Keyboard:  David Manley
Percussion:  David Scharff
Violin:  Brynn Monteith
Trombone:  Johannes Mager
Flute:  Liz Brott
Bass:  Seth Honig
Videography:  Amy Demmon
Box Office Manager:  Angela Dant
Production Consultant:  Robert Lundy-Paine
​Virago Board President:  Tracey Rhys

Candide