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!

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