Get to know: UNL dedication to 'Candide' well worth it

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 11:16 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.

Alisa Belflower tackled Voltaire. She won over Leonard Bernstein. Now, a new obstacle stood in her way.

It was February 2013. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's production of “Candide” was scheduled to open that night. As coordinator of Musical Theatre Studies at UNL and director for the opera, Belflower invested a year of her life in the project. It took several months just to negotiate the rights. She directed a cast of more than 40 students, all playing multiple roles. Now, finally, it was showtime.

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