Throwback Thursdays – Kaya Joubert Johnson on Caroline, or Change

Who could forget our 2012, multi-Dora award winning production of Caroline, or Change? With an all-star cast, Caroline, or Change, wowed audiences and critics with its superb blend of semi-operatic musical composition courtesy of Jeanine Tesori, Tony Kushner’s cleverly constructed book and inspired direction from Robert McQueen. In her debut musical theatre role playing Caroline’s youngest son (!) was the very versatile Kaya Joubert Johnson. Currently donning Little Ti Moune’s dress in Once On This Island, Kaya found a few minutes to talk to us about this formative experience

Caroline, or Change (2012): Michael Levinson, Sabryn Rock, Derrick Roberts, Arlene Duncan, Kaya Joubert Johnson (Photographer: Joanna Akyol)


Kaya webThis picture is a refreshment of all the great times I had with the wonderful cast of “Caroline, or Change”. It reminds me of all the hard work everyone put into the production of this amazing musical, the set, hair, wardrobe, music, choreography e.t.c Furthermore, the musical was a great success and was a fantastic experience. Being that, I was nine during rehearsals and ten during the show, the youngest cast member and a girl in the role of a boy! 
The opportunity to work on this production was a once in a lifetime opportunity that opened many doors for other musicals. This musical made me realize how you have to always bring your “A” Game no matter how tired you are. That each audience is different therefore the energy in the theater will be different. Through this experience I gained the appreciation for theater and understand the that all the work put into the end result is SO worth it. This cast became my extended family!
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