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Caroline, or Change ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company and The Musical Stage Company

Book: Tony Kushner
Lyrics: Tony Kushner
Music: Jeanine Tesori
Director: Robert McQueen


Winter Garden Theatre


January 30th, 2020 – February 16th, 2020


Set against the tumultuous backdrop of the Kennedy assassination and the Civil Rights Movement, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE uses fantasy and reality to explore a story about ordinary people facing extraordinary change. With a musical score that blends blues, soul, gospel, classical and traditional Jewish melodies, this ‘modern masterpiece’ is a timely story of change for our socially-conscious world. (


Jully Black Caroline Thibodeaux
Moses Aidoo Jackie Thibodeaux
Damien Atkins Stuart Gellman
Oliver Dennis Grandpa Gellman
Camille Eanga-Selenge The Radio
Keisha T. Fraser The Washing Machine / Understudy for Caroline Thibodeaux
Deborah Hay Rose Stopnick Gellman
Alana Hibbert Dotty Moffett / The Radio
Linda Kash Grandma Gellman
Evan LeFeuvre Noah Gellman
Stewart Adam McKensy The Dryer / The Bus
Micah Mensah-Jatoe Joe Thibodeaux
Sam Rosenthal Mr. Stopnick
Vanessa Sears Emmie Thibodeaux
Samantha Walkes The Radio / Understudy for The Washing Machine
Measha Brueggergosman The Moon

Creative Team

Tony Kushner Book
Tony Kushner Lyrics
Jeanine Tesori Music
Robert McQueen Director
Reza Jacobs Music Director
Tim French Choreographer
Michael Gianfrancesco Set Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Peter McBoyle Producer
Alex Amini Costume Designer
Tsholo Khalema RBC Apprentice Director
Carmen Amini Assistant Costume Designer
Esie Mensah RBC Apprentice Choreographer
Anita Nittoly Fight Director


Reza Jacobs Conductor
Reza Jacobs Piano
Drew Jurecka Violin
Sasha Boychouk Woodwinds
Erik Patterson Guitars
Michael McClennan Basses
David MacDougall Drums & Percussion
Lars Tilander Steward


AJ Laflamme Stage Manager
Kate Sandeson Assistant Stage Manager
Jonathan Corkal-Astorga Assistant to the Music Director
Colin Rivers Executive Producer
Patrick Lavender Director of Production
Andrei Mazuruc Production Manager
Karli Feldman RBC Apprentice Stage Manager
Monica Lee Director of Properties
Karli Feldman Child Chaperone
Lars Tilander Stage Carpenter
Aaron Hanna Production Audio
Katie Gorham Technical Production Consultant
Kalyna Conrad Head Electrician
Kalyna Conrad Sound Board Operator
Michael Laird Head Audio
Bebe Brunjes Head of Wardrobe
Alison Potter Properties Crew
Colton Stang Audio Crew
Elizabeth Taylor Make-up Artist
Robyn Hoja Associate Producer
Paul Beauchamp Producer
David Daniels Executive Producer
Luke Reece Producer


Jim Nutt Head Carpenter
Lars Tilander Head Electrician
Mark Fisher Head of Properties
Robin Johnston Head Sound
Carolyn Mykytyshyn Production Manager