The best of all possible seasons continues on Saturday, June 21st with Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Though famous for West Side Story, Bernstein’s music for this 1956 masterpiece has been called the most perfect score ever written for the theatrical stage. It begins with one of the most famous overtures in history, contains masterfully written numbers and witty dialogue throughout, and ends with one of the most beautiful opera choruses ever written!
Based on Voltaire’s novel Candide, the story takes us around the world with a quartet of young people in search of truth, love, wealth and happiness. What they discover along the way is less than the “best of all possible worlds” deciding perhaps it’s best to stick close to home and “make our own garden grow.” This entertaining show is not to be missed! Additional performances of Candide can be seen through July 11th.
The Best of All Possible Seasons will feature the talents of James Bagwell conducting the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, and Eric Gibson, LOOK’s talented and brilliant artistic director. LOOK shows run in repertory June 14 through July 12 in the Williams Theatre at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center as part of Summer Stage.