1958 Concert Tour

Tour began in September, 1958 at Buck's County Playhouse, PA
and continued for seven weeks

Production Credits | Cast | Musical Numbers | Synopsis


A Concert Version of a Musical Based on Voltaire
Book by Lillian Hellman
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Additional Lyrics by John Latouche and Dorothy Parker
Concert Adaptation by Mike Stewart

Production Credits

Produced by Lester Osterman and Hillard Elkins
Entire Production Directed by David Alexander
Production Design and Lighting by W. Broderick Hackett and David Hale Hand
Musical Direction by Samuel Krachmalnick


Martyn Green - Pangloss / Martin
Robert Rounseville - Candide
Irra Pettina - Old Lady
Mary Costa - Cunegonde
Lee Bergere - First Inquisitor / Sultan / Governor / Ferrone

Charles May - First Man With Bread / Marquis / Extortionist
Jack Matthew - Maximilian
Claire Alexander - Woman in Buenos Aires
Jeanne Beavais - Madame
Ralston Hill - Baron Thunderten Tronch / Second Man With Bread / Pilgrim
Veronica Kusmin - Gretchen
Luba Tcheresky - First Woman in Lisbon
Shirley Delp - Second Woman in Lisbon
Paul Veglia - Soldier
Wayne McInyre - Third Man With Bread / Second Inquisitor / Man in Eldorado / Prefect
Charlotte Pierson - Woman in Buenos Aires

Note: All roles after the first five may have been performed by local talent, a common practice in touring productions.  This information comes from the program for the performance at Duke University, Durham NC on October 14, 1958. 

Musical Numbers

Act One

Act Two


Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins