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Candide in Boston
« on: Jul 31, 2011, 02:25 pm »
Press already for the next show . . . so weird, we don't start rehearsal for 22 days.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/153170-Geoff-Packard-and-Lauren-Molina-Will-Return-to-Candide-at-the-Huntington

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #1 on: Jul 31, 2011, 05:59 pm »
I Love Love Love Candide - have a blast! - I've done the show three times as a performer and once as crew, and I would love to SM it - the music is magical and addictive, the play funny and absurd. Are you doing the Prince revival from the 70s, the original Bernstein or then newer update?

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #2 on: Jul 31, 2011, 07:42 pm »
Mary Zimmerman was allowed by the estate to do rewrites . . . she has gone back to a lot of Volatire . . . there is some re-ordering, cuts, additions, etc.  We will continue to work on the show, which is great - although it's still Candide, it's got a little different spin.

So, it's now known as the Zimmerman Candide.
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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #3 on: Jul 31, 2011, 07:59 pm »
Candide seems to be ending up with as many versions as Cabaret and Merrily We Roll Along.

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #4 on: Aug 01, 2011, 07:23 am »
Well, we can blame that on Lillian Hellman.  (Or thank her, one of the two)
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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #5 on: Aug 01, 2011, 09:19 am »
That show is on my "must see" list this fall.

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #6 on: Aug 01, 2011, 10:36 am »
do keep us apprised on changes/improvements/losses - it has been one of my faves forever! (as mentioned, I've done it three times, once as Cunegonde, once as the Old Lady and once in what was a track that included nuns, townspeople and sheep). That score never gets old -

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #7 on: Aug 01, 2011, 05:26 pm »
Will you have TJ Gerkens as your lighting designer? He's fantastic!

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #8 on: Aug 01, 2011, 08:51 pm »
Yes, TJ is still on the show - there was some question for awhile.

It's Mary's "team" across the board which I have worked with twice before.

Should be a lot of fun, but it has a hectic rehearsal process

3 Days with the 8 new cast members
3 Days with 7 of the new cast members (1 goes away for three days) + 7 of the returning cast members
4 Days with the full cast
1 Day of Staging
6 Days of tech
and then previews

GO TEAM CANDIDE!!!!

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #9 on: Sep 14, 2011, 09:04 am »
We have preview #4 and #5, and the show is going very well . . .

production photos (on youtube)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GbJBHaTedw&feature=channel_video_title


Part of the very large press machine, this morning, I am on my way to Fenway Park for a 10:00a Sound Check, 1:27p members of the cast are singing the National Anthem at a Red Sox's game (on a semi-televised game), then we jump in a Duck Boat for a police escort back to the theatre for a 2:15p curtain. 

It is the best of all possible worlds . . .

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #10 on: Sep 15, 2011, 03:06 pm »
I am always missing this production, I actually toured the theatre while it was in DC, but couldn't stay to see it, and my partner lives in Boston, but I probably wont be back in time to see it, cause of the current show I am working on. I visited BU looking into Grad programs, and such and loved that theatre. I wish I could just teleport to see the show and then teleport back, man I would love to work on that production in that space!

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #11 on: Sep 22, 2011, 08:49 am »
Loved the show last night! Those sheep are cute! They should sell those at concessions.

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #12 on: Sep 22, 2011, 12:46 pm »
They sheep are 900 a piece - sad, huh?


I am so glad you enjoyed!!!
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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #13 on: Sep 24, 2011, 10:10 am »
Great pictures Matthew- looks like a beautiful production. (And agreed- cute sheep!)
I personally would like to bring a tortoise onto the stage, turn it into a racehorse, then into a hat, a song, a dragon and a fountain of water. One can dare anything in the theatre and it is the place where one dares the least. -Ionesco

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Re: Candide in Boston
« Reply #14 on: Sep 25, 2011, 01:37 pm »
And THAT explains the avatar!!!
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