I saw Candide at The Goodman Theatre, which is a very fancy and fine theater that actually employs equity actors (a novel thought to me, when just about every play I see is entirely volunteer-based — would that all actors could be paid!). I enjoyed the show and recommend it if you have the cash. An excerpt:
Voltaire understood that the best way to get at the fundamental questions of life is to show just how absurd life is. The Goodman’s production of Leonard Bernstein’s musical adaptation of “Candide,” helmed by director Mary Zimmerman, perfectly captures this spirit.
Read the rest of the review here.
Also, if you know of any plays coming up that you think I should review, let me know, and I will see if I can snag it for my editor.