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Caroline, or Change ()

Produced by

Obsidian Theatre Company and The Musical Stage Company

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


The Berkeley Street Theatre – Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre


January 21st, 2012 – February 12th, 2012

Awards & Nominations

2012 Dora Award Winner – Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Musical Direction (Reza Jacobs), Outstanding Performance by a Male – Musical (Sterling Jarvis), Outstanding Performance by a Female – Musical (Arlene Duncan)

2012 Toronto Theatre Critics Award Winner – Best Production of a Musical, Best Leading Actress in a Musical (Arlene Duncan), Best Supporting Actress in a Musical (Deborah Hay)

2012 Dora Award Nominee – Outstanding Direction (Robert McQueen), Outstanding Choreography (Tim French), Outstanding Performance by a Male – Musical (Michael Levinson), Outstanding Performance by a Female – Musical (Deborah Hay), Outstanding Performance by a Female – Musical (Neema Bickersteth), Outstanding Performance by a Female – Musical (Sabryn Rock)


Caroline, an African American maid to a Southern Jewish family, is struggling to keep afloat both emotionally and economically, while the young son of her employer tries to make sense of the world following the death of his mother. (


Arlene Duncan Caroline Thibodeaux
Neema Bickersteth The Moon / The Radio
Jewelle Blackman The Radio
Deborah Hay Rose Stopnick Gellman
Alana Hibbert Dotty Moffett / The Radio
Sterling Jarvis The Dryer / The Bus
Kaya Joubert Johnson Joe Thibodeaux
Londa Larmond The Washing Machine
Michael Levinson Noah Gellman
Cameron MacDuffee Stuart Gellman
Mary Pitt Grandma Gellman
Nicholas Rice Grandpa Gellman
Derrick Roberts Derrick Roberts
Sabryn Rock Emmie Thibodeaux
Shawn Wright Mr. Stopnick

Creative Team

Tony Kushner Book
Tony Kushner Lyricist
Jeanine Tesori Music
Robert McQueen Director
Reza Jacobs Musical Director
Tim French Choreographer
Michael Gianfrancesco Set Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Alex Amini Costume Designer
Peter McBoyle Sound Designer
Reza Jacobs Orchestrations
Tanisha Taitt Apprentice Lighting Designer
Aadin Church Apprentice Director
Beau Dixon Apprentice Musical Director


Karen Graves Violin
Brendan Cassidy Clarinet / Saxophone / Flute
Reza Jacobs Keyboard
David MacDougall Percussion
Erik Patterson Guitar / Bass


Erin Fitzgerald Stage Manager
Paul Beauchamp Apprentice Stage Manager
Matthew Bryne Production Manager
Brian Chmielewski Props Coordinator
Tamara Weisz Youth Casting Director
Norah Smith Child Chaperone
Adam Rankin Poster Photography
Beth Sulman Publicist
Joan Pierre Outreach Coordinator