MOT honors Bernstein centenary with traveling production of ‘Candide’
DETROIT—Michigan Opera Theatre celebrates the centenary of Leonard Bernstein with a new production of Candide featuring the Michigan Opera Theatre Studio Artists. On March 9 and 10, the production will take place at Macomb Center for the Performing Arts, and on March 16 and 17 at the Berman Center. Tickets are available online at michiganopera.org.
Bernstein’s funny, philosophical, quick-paced take on Voltaire’s biting satire on the tragedy of human nature. Its effervescent score includes the classic songs, “Make Our Garden Grow” and “Glitter and be Gay”.
Candide is an operetta in two acts, based on the novella by Voltaire, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book by Hugh Wheeler and lyrics by Richard Wilbur. The production is conducted by Daniel Black, and directed by Keturah Stickann. The cast includes Michael Day, Monica Dewey, Harry Greenleaf, Allen Michael Jones, Katherine DeYoung, Cheyanne Coss, Richard Marlatt, and David Moan.
Sung in English with supertitle projections, with a running time of approximately 2 1/2 hours.