Few authors and philosophers have reached the fame of the French author Voltaire. His work has been analyzed over and over
throughout the years, and every part of his work has been dissected. One of his novellas, Candide, was eventually turned into
an opera. This unforgettable theater show allows
fans of Voltaire to experience his work in a whole new way.
Even though Candide is now considered a must-see
show, it wasn't always the case. When Candide first opened in Broadway, it was a veritable flop and closed after a short run
of performances. The operetta was then revised, and the revision gave new life to this story. Ever since, Candide has captivated
audiences all over, which is sure to be the case in Chicago.
The premise of Candide comes begins with the title character, his cousin Cunegonde and her brother. They have a teacher
named Dr. Pangloss, who teaches them his philosophy that everything is ultimately good, even when it seems bad. That philosophy
is put to the test when tragedy after tragedy befalls Candide and the rest of the pupils, along with Pangloss himself.