The production stars Helen Hayes Award winners Packard in the title role and Molina (Ten Cents a Dance, Sweeney Todd, Rock of Ages) as Cunegonde.
The Boston company also includes Larry Yando (Pangloss), Erik Lochtefeld (Maximilian), Cheryl Stern (Old Lady), McCaela Donovan (Pacquette), Tom Aulino (Martin), Spencer Curnutt (Sailor), Alexander Elisa (Soldier), Rebecca Finnegan (Vanderdendur), Evan Harrington (Orator), Abby Mueller (Orator’s Wife), Jeff Parker (Anabaptist), Jesse Perez (Cacambo), Emma Rosenthal (Bird), Cheryl Stern (Old Lady), Timothy John Smith (Governor), Joey Stone (Soldier), Tempe Thomas (Queen of El Dorado), Travis Turner (Servant) and swings Tom Hamlett, Shonna McEachern and Matt Spano.
According to the Huntington, "The quick-paced story follows the young Candide, living on his Baron uncle’s manor estate and studying the philosophy of Dr. Pangloss, who teaches that everything happens for the best. When Candide and the Baron’s daughter Cunegonde fall in love and are discovered, they are cast out into the world. The audience takes a satirical ride with the pair through adventures and misfortunes that test their seemingly undoubting optimism."
To check out clips from the production starring Packard and Molina, look below: