Candide (2005)

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Libretto by Richard Wilbur
With additional lyrics by John La Touche, Dorothy Parker, Lillian Hellman, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim

It is remarkable that such a dazzling production was presented within the relatively homely quarters of the Dunster House Dining Hall. While one might speculate about the glory that Candide might attain if presented as a full Broadway production, it was easy to appreciate the DHO’s resourceful and impressive production. This isn’t just Voltaire’s satire—it is a satire for the postmodern, Hollywood world.
— The Harvard Crimson

 

CAST

Candide... Patrick Hosfield
Cunegonde... Lara Hirner
Pangloss/Martin... Simon Nicholas
Old Lady... Kathy Gerlach
Governor/Vanderdendur/Ragotski/Hermann Augustus... Jonas Budris
Paquete... Alli Smith
Maximillian/Captain... Ben Eisler
Cosmetic Merchant/Inquisitor I/Charles Edward/Croupier... Mark Wagner
Doctor/Inquisitor II/Junkman/Stanislaus... Jonathan Barr
Bear-keeper/Inquisitor III/Tsar Ivan... Kemp Peterson
Alchemist/Sultan Achmet/Crook... Sam Franklin

Chorus: Karen Adelman, Jonathan Barr, Libby Fallon, Buck Farmer, Daniel Foong, Samantha Franklin, Kati Glockenberg, Eliza Hornig, Lisa Ladeau, Kemp Peterson, Quinn Phillips, Catherine Vaughan, Mark Wagner

STAFF

Music Director... Daniel Chetel
Director... Kate Greenhalgh
Producers... Josh Billings, Sherra Wong, Emily Zazulia
Technical Director... Dian Lefkowitz
Lighting Design... Susan Putnins
Technical Advisors... Sarah Eggleston, Michael Givey, Michael Wilson
Set Designer... Kate Greenhalgh
Orchestra Manager... David Kronig
Stage Manager... Sarah Eggleston
Choreographer... Annelisa Pedersen
Publicity Coordinator... Emily Richmond
Costume Designer... Elaine Besancon, Emily Zazulia
Makeup... Alli Smith
Rehearsal Pianists... Ben Green, Julia Carey
Poster Designer... Richard Lonsdorf
Program Design... Emily Richmond
Technical Liaison... Alan Symonds
House Manager... Borana Toska

ORCHESTRA

Violin
Ian Goh, concertmaster
Kathryn Andersen
Eva Dickerman
Ariel Jeong
David Kronig
Antonio Lupher

Viola
Senovio Shish
Jessica Kim
Rosie Thede

Cello
Jeremy Lin
Aram Demirjian

Bass
Rich Cozzens

Flute
Caitlin Van Ness
Miya Bernson

Piccolo
Miya Bernson

Oboe/English Horn
Emily Richmond

Clarinet
Damian Blättler
Brian Ko

Eb Clarinet
Damian Blättler

Bass Clarinet
Brian Ko

Bassoon
Kristen Lynch

French Horn
Stephanie Madden
Colin Shepherd
John McPhie

Trumpet
Jonathan Wing
John Chen 

Trombone
Cassandra Wolos
Adam Kissel 

Tuba
Johnny Carlsson 

Percussion
Tom DePrima
Jon Gatto
Neil Vasan 

Keyboard
Julia Carey