1966 UCLA Production

Opened July 12, 1966 at Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles
Closed July 24, 1966

Production Credits | Cast | Musical Numbers | Synopsis


A Comic Operetta based on the satirical classic by Voltaire
Book by Lillian Hellman
Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur
Additional Lyrics by John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, and Leonard Bernstein

Production Credits

Produced by The Theatre Group, UCLA
Directed by Gordon Davidson
Musical Direction by Maurice Peress
Scenery, Costumes and Lighting by Peter Wexler
Choreomovement by John Wilson
Associate Costume Designer: Connie Ross
Assistant to the Music Director: Henrietta Pelta


Carroll O'Connor - Dr. Pangloss / Martin
David Watson - Candide
Mary Grover - Cunegonde
Nina Dova - Old Lady
Dennis Helfend - Maximillian
Jama Laurent - Paquette
John Cesario - Baron
Anne Turner - Baroness / Pilgrim Mother
Richard Levitt - King of Hesse
Bruce Tuthill - Hesse's General / Pilgrim Father
Ray Gagan - Dutch Man / Merchant
Genny Boles - Duth Woman
Archie Drake - Atheist / Pilgrim Father / Man
Marylou Keller - Lady Fanatic
Andre Philippe - 1st Inquisitor / Sultan Milton / Governor / Extortionist
Alan Gilbert - 2nd Inquisitor / Marquis Milton / Ferone
Lloyd Hanna - 3rd Inquisitor / Senore / Chief of Police
Janet Meyer - Pilgrim Mother
Lloyd Bunnell - Soldier
Richard Levitt - Senore
George Colomar - Dancing Senore
Don Bondi - Dancing Senore
Lonna Arklin - 1st Woman
Dolores Burt - 2nd Woman

Musical Numbers

Act One

Scene I: How Candide was brought up in a beautiful castle in Westphalia, and how he began his journey.

Scene II: How they held a fine auto-da-fe in Lisbon to prevent earthquakes and how the good Dr. Pangloss was hanged.

Scene III: The distressing circumstances in which Candide finds the lady he loves in Paris and how they set sail for the New World and made the acquaintance of Martin.

Scene IV: The reception Candide received from the Governor of Buenos Aires and how Candide killed the brother of his beloved Cunegonde and how he was obliged to leave the lovely Cunegonde and the Old Lady.

Act Two

Scene V: What Candide saw in the country of Eldorado and what happened on his return to Buenos Aires.

Scene VI: What befell Candide and Martin at sea, and what they discussed.

Scene VII: Visit to the Venetian gambling casino of Signor Ferrone and how Candide found Cunegonde and the Old Lady once more.

Scene VIII: How the tale is concluded in Westphalia once again.



Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins