Jully Black as Caroline. Photo by Max Telzerow.

January 30 –
February 15, 2020

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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, January 30 – February 15, 2020.

Tickets are currently available for The Musical Stage Company donors and supporters. Please check your email or contact Victoria at victoria@musicalstagecompany.com to access the presale. Tickets to the general public are on sale October 1, 2019.

— Evening Standard





Jully Black – Caroline

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
Stewart Adam McKensy – The Dryer & The Bus
Sam Rosenthal – Mr. Stopnick
Vanessa Sears – Emmie
Camille Eanga-Selenge – Radio
Samantha Walkes – Radio

and featuring

Measha Brueggergosman – The Moon


Robert McQueen

music director

Reza Jacobs


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




Tickets are available exclusively to groups of 8 or more via THE Group Tix Company for select performances. In addition to receiving first-access to this limited 16-performance run and a 20% discount, patrons will have priority access to prime seating at future Musical Stage Company productions at The Winter Garden Theatre.  Book now by calling (647-438-5559, Toll Free 1-866-447-7849) or visiting them online.

The Musical Stage Company Donor Presale: September 16, 2019 
Single Tickets General Onsale: October 1, 2019


Winter Garden Theatre

All performances will take place at the Winter Garden Theatre located at 
189 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5B 1M4


Presenting Production Sponsor

Venue Partner

Elgin Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Producing Patrons

Linda & Chris Montague

Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.