- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: May 17, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Image Entertainment
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.78
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Leonard Bernstein brilliantly brings to the stage Voltaire's famous satire. Following the adventures of Candide, a hapless young man motivated by a boundless optimism which leads him into all manner of adventure, the comic opera is presented here under the direction of Lonny Price (A CLASS ACT). The cast includes Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth, accompanied by the Westminster Symphonic Choir; Paul Groves, Stanford Olsen, and Sir Thomas Allen complete this stellar cast of Broadway stars. A favorite of musical comedy, the fantastic score includes such songs as "Life Is Happiness Indeed," "It Must Be So," "You Were Dead, You Know" and "Make Our Garden Grow." The lyrics were composed by eminent authors Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Wilbur and John La Touche.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Leonard Bernstein's brilliant comic operetta comes to dazzling new life under theguidance of director Lonny Price (A Class Act). Based on the classic Voltaire tale of an innocent young man's journey through a life filled with colorful characters and unexpected life lessons, this tune-filled frolic features Tony Award«-winners Patti LuPone and Kristin Chenoweth heading a dazzling cast with Paul Groves, Stanford Olsen, Sir Thomas Allen and the Westminster Symphonic Choir. The impeccable score (with lyrics by luminaries including Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, Stephen Sondheim, Richard Wilbur and John La Touche) includes a host of delightful songs such as "Life Is Happiness Indeed," "It Must Be So," "You Were Dead, You Know" and "Make Our Garden Grow." Now enjoy this all-new production of a musical comedy favorite with Broadway's top stars!