Jully Black as Caroline. Photo by Max Telzerow.

January 30 –
February 16, 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 16, 2020.




— Evening Standard




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



Robert McQueen

music director

Reza Jacobs


Tim French

set designer

Michael Gianfrancesco

costume designer

Alex Amini

lighting designer

Kimberly Purtell

apprentice stage manager

Karli Feldman**

apprentice director

Tsholo Khalema**


**Part of the 2019-20 RBC Apprentice Program

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 choreographer

Esie Mensah**




Single tickets on sale now.


Exclusively at ticketking.com


416-872-1212 or toll free 1-800-461-3333


Available in person at The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre box office and all Mirvish theatres. Hours at www.mirvish.com


Tickets are also 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.


Winter Garden Theatre

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


Pre-show Chat

Join us for a pre-show chat in the upper lobby of the Winter Garden Theatre 45 minutes before every performance, excluding our student matinee on Feb 5th. 

The discussion will cover the show’s history, impact, and trajectory as well as an overview of The Musical Stage Company & Obsidian Theatre Company. 

The chat will be roughly 30 minutes in length and will be led by a member of our company. 



What is the running time of the show? Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes including an intermission. 

What is the recommended age? This show is appropriate for children of all ages, but is best suited for children 12+.

What is the seating procedure for latecomers? Latecomers will be seated at an appropriate time during the performance.

Is the theatre wheelchair accessible? Yes, please make sure you inform the Winter Garden box office in advance of purchasing your tickets so the necessary arrangements and seating location can be arranged. *Please refer to our Accessibility Checklist for a more thorough breakdown of the venue’s accessibility features. 

 Venue Accessibility Check List (Winter Garden Theatre)

Do I need to purchase tickets in advance? If the performance isn’t sold out, there will be tickets for sale at the Box Office before the curtain. However, we highly suggest purchasing tickets beforehand to avoid disappointment.

What is the ticket refund/exchange policy? There are no refunds for tickets, exchanges can be made on a case-by-case basis only by calling the Box Office.

Is video recording/photography permitted during the performance? No video recording or photography of any kind is allowed in the theatre during the show. 


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.