Caroline, Or Change
1100 Yore Avenue
The Lake Michigan College Performing Arts Department Invites you to join us for the Tony Kushner & Jeanine Tesori’s Tony-nominated Musical "Caroline, Or Change" that will come to The Mendel Center this Nov. 16 & 17 at 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Hanson Theatre.
Tickets: $18 for Adults, $12 for Seniors, plus additional ticketing fees. Free for all students, faculty and staff with LMC ID. And free for all students 18 or under.
Click here to order tickets or call The Mendel Center Box Office 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. M-F at (269) 927-8700.
Produced & Directed by Paul Mow
Music Direction by Joshua Goines
Costumes by Julie Smiy
Book and Lyrics by TONY KUSHNER. Music by JEANINE TESORI.
Originally Directed on Broadway by George C. Wolfe. Originally Produced on Broadway by: Carole Shorenstein Hays, HBO Films, Jujamcyn Theatre, Freddy DeMann, Scott Rudin, Hendel/Morten/Wiesenfeld, Fox Theatricals/Manocherian/Bergere, Roger Berlind, Clear Channel Entertainment, Joan Cullman, Greg Holland/Scott Nederlander, Margo Lion, Daryl Roth, Zollo/Sine in association with the Public Theatre.
Originally Developed and Produced in October 2003 by the Public Theatre; George C. Wolfe, Producer; Mara Manus, Executive Producer.
Set in one of the most dramatic times in America's history, the Tony-nominated Caroline, or Change is riveting, moving and awe-inspiring. Featuring a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Shrek The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie), it blends blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies, creating a breathtaking medium for Kushner's provocative and personal story.
In 1963, the Gellman family and their African-American maid, Caroline, live in sleepy Lake Charles, Louisiana. Caroline is drifting through life as a single mother of four working in a service job to a white family. A fragile, yet beautiful friendship develops between the young Gellman son, Noah, and Caroline. Noah's stepmother, Rose, unable to give Caroline a raise, tells Caroline that she may keep the money that Noah leaves in his pockets. Caroline balks and refuses to take money from a child but her own children desperately need food, clothing and shoes. Outside of the laundry room, some of the greatest social advancements that the country has seen are being set in motion, and change is knocking on the door.
Caroline, or Change, produces a valuable theatrical experience that continues to thrill audiences the world over. It is a story that must be shared and will touch hearts. It is a story that will open minds. It is a story that will change theatergoers for the better. Featuring one of the most powerful female roles in musical theatre, Caroline, or Change is a true tour de force that will leave audiences breathless.