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The first official production for Music Theater Works, the new name for what was Light Opera Works, is Leonard Bernstein's comic operetta adaptation of Voltaire's satirical novel Candide. Since the musical has been so thoroughly revised and revamped since its 1956 Broadway flop debut, it should be stated that Music Theater Works is presenting the Royal National Theatre version of Candide from the late 1990s. It features John Caird's revised take on Hugh Wheeler's Tony-winning 1974 revival script ( which had replaced Lillian Hellman's original book ). Candide plays six performances only from Saturday, June 3, through Sunday, June 11, at Cahn Auditorium, 600 Emerson St., Evanston. Tickets are $34-$96 with discounts available for youth ages 25 and younger. Call 847-920-5360 or visit MusicTheaterWorks.com .
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