What an awesome show this is at the Shakespeare Theatre. And I am in a position to give my opinion since it’s my job – yes, my job – to watch it.
I’m an understudy/swing for the production here in Washington. I am sitting in the audience watching and watching and taking notes and watching some more. It’s a very good show – well acted, well sung, well … everything. They had a very successful run at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago earlier this fall and have moved almost lock, stock and barrel to the Harman Center. They lost one cast member to a national tour at the end of the Chicago run, so they do have one new cast member along with a new crop of swings – 3 of us. Here’s a shout out to my colleagues Crystal and David!
Candide is in previews right now. Official opening is 12/7, and the show runs through 1/9. You will WANT to get your tickets now. The previews have been standing room only. And rightfully so — it’s a great show!