Jully Black as Caroline. Photo by Max Telzerow


A Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre production.

January 30 – February 15, 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.

Featuring “Canada’s Queen of R&B” Jully Black in her musical theatre debut as Caroline,  internationally renowned Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman as The Moon and an all-star Canadian cast, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will play the world-renowned Winter Garden Theatre.

Music by Jeanine Tesori
Book and Lyrics by Tony Kushner
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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Runs January 30 – February 15, 2020 at the Winter Garden Theatre, Toronto.


Jully Black – Caroline

Moses Aidoo – Jackie Thibodeaux
Damien Atkins – Stuart Gellman
Oliver Dennis – Grandpa Gellman
Keisha T. Fraser – Washing Machine
Deborah Hay – Rose Stopnick Gellman
Alana Hibbert – Dotty Moffett & 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
Camille Eanga-Selenge – Radio
Samantha Walkes – Radio

and featuring

Measha Brueggergosman – The Moon

The band

Guitars: Erik Patterson
Basses: Michael McClennan
Reeds: Sasha Boychuk
Drums: David MacDougall
Violin: Drew Jurecka


Director – Robert McQueen
Music Director – Reza Jacobs
Choreography – Tim French
Set Designer – Michael Gianfrancesco
Costume Designer – Alex Amini
Lighting Designer – Kimberly Purtell
Sound Designer – Peter McBoyle
Stage Manager – AJ Laflamme
Assistant Stage Manager – Kate Sandeson
Apprentice Music Director – Jonathan Corkal
Head of Props – Monica Lee
Production Manager – Andrei Mazuruc
Director of Production – Patrick Lavender
Apprentice Stage Manager – Karli Feldman**
Apprentice Director – Tsholo Khalema**
Apprentice Choreographer – Esie Mensah**

**Part of the 2019-20 RBC Apprentice Program

Jully Black, Camille Eanga-Selenge, Alana Hibbert, Samantha Walkes & Stewart Adam Mckensy.
Photo by Dahlia Katz