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Caroline, or Change
Jeanine Tesori
Tony Kushner
Linda Twine, Conductor; Ricardo Hernandez, Set Designer; Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, Lighting Designers; Paul Tazwell, Costume Designer; Rick Bassett, Joseph Joubert, and Buryl Red, orchestration; Hope Clarke, Choreographer
Tonya Pinkins as Caroline, Anika Noni Rose as Emmie Thibodeaux, Harrison Chad as Noah Gellman, Chandra Wilson as Dotty Moffett; David Costabile as Stuart (Noah's father), Veanne Cox as Rose, Alice Playton and Reathel Bean as Grandma and Grandpa Gellman, Leon G. Thomas III as Jackie, Marcus Carl Franklin as Joe
May 02, 2004
Eugene O'Neill Theatre
Caroline, an African-American woman working for a Jewish family in Louisiana, is adored by their eight-year-old son, Adam. But a misunderstanding over money left in his pocket becomes the springboard for a penetrating exploration of themes relating to race relations, poverty, generational conflict, redemption, forgiveness, and hope.
Simon Saltzman,, 05/18/2004
Chorus (40 singers)
Chamber orchestra (approximately 25 players), jazz/rock combo (6-8 players)
Semi-improvisational; some jazz and pop influences
Kip Cranna, Musical Administrator, San Francisco Opera
301 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102

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