Candide

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Photos from 'Candide'

Once every four years, the Glenn Korff School of Music and the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film collaborate on a large-scale musical production sponsored by the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. February 2013, we presented the regional premiere of Mary Zimmerman’s adaptation of “Candide,” Leonard Bernstein’s 1956 operetta.

“It was a feast for the eyes, the ears and the heart,” said Alisa Belflower, who directed the production.

The cast was made up entirely of University of Nebraska–Lincoln students. Prof. Tyler White conducted the student orchestra.

Click on videos below to learn more about the productions.

Behind the Curtain
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Go behind the scenes to see what went into producing “Candide.”

Costumes
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See what went into creating more than 2,000 costumes needed for “Candide.”

Lights and Sound
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Go behind the scenes with the lighting and sound designers for “Candide.”

Music and Acting
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With more than 40 students in the cast and 30 in the orchestra, coordination was essential.

The Prop Shop
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Candide required more than 100 props. See what went into creating these objects for “Candide.”

The Scene Shop
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See the work involved in designing and building the sets for “Candide.”