Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Glowing Reviews & Great Offers for Candide!

We've been so appreciative of all the glowing reviews we've recieved from press, bloggers and fans on our social media sites, so we've decided to extend our social media discount offer for Candide!

Use promotion code FANS to receive 50% off all remaining Sunday evening - Friday evening performances.

Buy tickets over the phone at 206-625-1900, in person at the box office or online using promotion code FANS. When ordering online, be sure to sign in to your account and use the promotion code FANS at that time, before choosing your seats.

Click here for more info on the show, which ends June 13.

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Not valid on previously purchased tickets or in conjunction with any other offer. Not valid on Pearl or Side Balcony seats.

The reviews:
From the Seattle Times: "Candide is a celebration of how far Seattle's musical theater scene has come - and what, at full strength, it is capable of." Read the full review
From Broadway World: "...perfect staging, soaring voices, hysterical and touching performances and of course that brilliant Bernstein score, the 5th Avenue has definitely turned this diamond in the rough into the sparking gem it was always meant to be and has proved that this production truly is the best of all possible worlds." Read the full review
From Seattle Metropolitan: "...a smart, salacious epic with a booming score and voices to match." Read the full review
From The Examiner: "...Candide the musical is wholly unexpected and bitterly insightful; therein lies its genius and fascination." Read the full review
From The P-I Blogs: "...an enchanting evening that is a fitting tribute to arguably the greatest musical talent America has ever produced." Read the full review

About the show:

Having been taught by his beloved tutor, Dr. Pangloss, that "everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds" our handsome, yet hapless, hero Candide sets off on an epic journey to find his one true love -- the beautiful Cunegonde. Along the way he encounters wars, plagues, shipwrecks, earthquakes, pirates, swindlers, the Old World, the New World, the fabled lost city of Eldorado, and the Spanish Inquisition! Inspired by Voltaire’s classic satire this legendary musical features a sparkling score by the great Leonard Bernstein that includes the famous "Candide Overture", the hilarious and bravura showstopper "Glitter And Be Gay", and the moving and inspiring anthem "Make Our Garden Grow". This Seattle professional première offers you the rare opportunity to experience one of "the best musicals you’ve never seen!"

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Lyrics by Richard Wilbur, with additional lyrics by Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker, John Latouche, Stephen Sondheim and Leonard Bernstein
Book adapted from Voltaire’s novel by Hugh Wheeler, in a new version by John Caird
Directed by David Armstrong

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