“…the most exciting, the most moving, simply the most.”
– National Post

Set in one of the most dramatic times in America’s history, 1963 Louisiana, Caroline, or Change is a provocative story of political change, social change, and pocket change. The Tony-nominated musical is riveting, moving, and awe-inspiring. The story follows a black maid working for a middle-class Jewish family. When a small amount of money goes missing, buried tensions threaten to rip two families – and the struggling Caroline – apart. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home and Thoroughly Modern Millie), it blends blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies, into a magical, show-stopping musical masterpiece loosely based on Tony Kushner’s (Angels in America) provocative and personal story. Directed by Bryan Conger.

Learn More About Caroline, or Change by reading  CFRT’s Resource Guide. Click here to download now. 

Special Free Events: Make Your Theatre Experience Richer

Behind the Curtain: Sneak Peek TUES, May 2, 6:15 pm
Gain special access to Caroline, or Change when you join director Bryan Conger, designers, and cast for a look, behind the curtain, at the production process.

Pre-Show Conversations May 17 & 18, 6:30-7:15 pm*
CFRT welcomes the audience to join in pre-show conversations with community leaders and director Bryan Conger to highlight history, civil rights, and the community we live in today and how these play an important role in this production.
May 17: Rick Glazier, Executive Director, North Carolina Justice Center
May 18: To be announced
Post-Show Talk Back Sessions will be held on these evenings as well with director, artists, and audience members.

*This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find our more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

What is this play rated? This musical deals heavily in themes of death, spirituality, and the Civil Rights movement. We recommend this play for ages 12+.

Accessibility: Audio Description (AD) and American Sign Language Interpretation (ASL) will be available for the performance on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

AD is narration provided to individuals who are blind or have low vision. Through an earpiece worn by audience members, a describer guides the listener through the performance with concise descriptions of physical actions and visual effects, providing a more robust experience to the listener. Audio Description provided by Arts Access, Inc.

ASL – The Thursday, May 18, 2017 performance will be interpreted by a professional ASL interpreter who has read the script and had early access to the show to ensure that their interpretation is accurate



Joy Ducree Gregory

Caroline Thibodeaux

Kelly McCormick*

Rose Gellman

Michelle Walker

The Washing Machine

Desireé Murphy

Radio 1

Sha’Air Hawkins

Radio 2

Ayana Washington

Radio 3

Michael Bertino

Noah Gellman

Deon’te Goodman

The Dryer/The Bus

Deborah O’Neil

Grandma Gellman

Evan M. Bridenstine

Grandpa Gellman

Matthew Overturf

Stuart Gellman

Hazel Edmond

Dotty Moffett

Tyla Collier

The Moon

Kesimy Martinez

Emmie Thibodeaux

Christian Lattimore

Jackie Thibodeaux

Henry Gregory IV

Joe Thibodeaux

Paul F. Wilson

Mr. Stopnick


Bryan Conger


Joanna Li

Musical Director

Avis Hatcher Puzzo


Robin Vest

Scenic Designer

Allison White

Costume Designer

David Castaneda

Lighting Designer

Brian Hitzigrath

Sound Designer

Ken Blinn

Production Coordinator

Adam Lindsay

Technical Director



*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

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