1995 Los Angeles Production

Opened November 8, 1995 at the Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles
Closed December 24, 1995

Production Credits | Cast | Musical Numbers | Synopsis


Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, Leonard Bernstein, John Latouche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman and Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler based on the novel by Voltaire

Production Credits

Produced by the Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre
Directed by Gordon Davidson
Conductor: Lucas Richman
Scenery and Projections by Peter Wexler
Costumes by Lewis Brown
Lighting by Tharon Musser
Choreography by Yehuda Hyman
Sound by Jon Gottlieb

Note: This production was loosely based on the final revised version, despite it being billed as the West Coast Premiere of that version.


Kenn Chester - Candide
Constance Hauman - Cunegonde
William Schallert - Pangloss / Martin / Storyteller
Nancy Dussault - Old Lady
Roland Rusinek - Governor
Sean Smith - Maximilian
with Ann Winkowski, Michelle Murlin, Dorothy Smith, Sean Smith, Ellen Harvey, Alex Guerrero Jr., Dawn Kehret, Caryn E. Kaplan, Nmon Ford-Livene, Christopher-Paul Eid, David Eric, Jennifer Wallace, Jeff Austin, Gabriel Pasos, Scott Watanabe, Grant Rosen, Timothy Smith, Alayne Faraone, Susan Hoffman, Jani Neuman

Musical Numbers

Act One

Act Two


Compiled by Michael H. Hutchins