St Kilda, VIC

Candide Tickets

Voltaire’s satirical tale of mindless optimism springs to life through a brilliant score from famed West Side Story composer Leonard Bernstein.
Candide Tickets
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Candide Tickets

About Candide

Filled with sparkling wit and humour, Candide is a unique fusion of opera and musical theatre, utterly irreverent, drawing inspiration from European operetta to Latin American dance rhythms.

Join us on an adventure as we follow our hero and his beloved, Cunégonde, through a world gone mad, inhabited by an endless array of vicious, greedy, lustful, and manipulative characters. Portraying this vibrant cast of characters is a versatile and talented Australian ensemble, led by the multi-talented music theatre Renaissance man, Eddie Perfect, and award-winning star of Hamilton, Lyndon Watts.

Prepare to witness St Kilda’s iconic Palais Theatre transformed into “The Best of All Possible Worlds” in this thrilling new production, directed by Dean Bryant and designed by Dann Barber, with lighting by Matt Scott. The symphonic magic of this brilliant score will be conjured by maestro Benjamin Northey with Orchestra Victoria.

Run time

2hrs 30mins (incl. interval)

Start date

February 8th, 2024

End date

February 10th, 2024



Recommended for ages 15+


Palais Theatre

Cnr Lower Esplanade and Cavell Street, St Kilda, VIC, AUS, 3182

More information about Candide

Conductor: Benjamin Northey

Director: Dean Bryant

Set & Costume Designer: Dann Barber

Lighting Designer: Matt Scott

Sound Designer: Samuel Moxham

Assistant Conductor: Phoebe Briggs

Associate Designer: Savanna Wegman


Voltaire / Pangloss: Eddie Perfect

Candide: Lyndon Watts

Cunégonde: Katherine Allen

Old Lady: Maria Mercedes

Maximilian: Euan Fistrovic Doidge

Paquette: Melanie Bird

Cacambo: Eddie Muliaumaseali’i

Governor / Vanderdenur: Alexander Lewis

Martin: Troy Sussman

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