Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. CAROLINE, OR CHANGE features music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet), book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), direction by Lili-Anne Brown and music direction by Andra Velis Simon. Firebrand is the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available at http://firebrandtheatre.org.
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE features Rashada Dawan as Caroline with Roberta Burke as Radio 3, Kevin M. Grubb as Grandpa Gellman, Nicole Michelle Haskins as Dotty, Rosalind Hurwitz as Grandma Gellman, Bre Jacobs as Emmie, De'Jah Jervai as Radio 1, Michael Kingston as Mr. Stopnick, Princess Isis Z. Lang as Jackie, Micheal Lovette as Bus/Dryer, Alejandro Medina as Noah, Blair Robertson as Rose, Jonathan Schwart as Stuart, Lyric K. Sims as Joe, Tyler Symone as Moon/Washer and Emma Sipora Tyler as Radio 2.
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is set in Lake Charles, Louisiana: the end of 1963. America is changing. Caroline Thibodeaux is a mother of four and a maid, working for the southern Jewish Gellman family. Caroline struggles with changes monumental and mundane, and her relationship with the young, grieving boy who lives in the house she cleans. Riveting, moving and awe-inspiring, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE features a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet) and a breathtaking book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America), the music ranges from Motown to Klezmer, the storytelling from political to magical.
The production team for CAROLINE, OR CHANGE includes: Lauren Nichols (scenic design), Kotryna Hilko (costume design), Cat Wilson (lighting design), Victoria Deiorio (sound design), Lacie Hexom (props design), Brigitte Ditmars (choreographer, associate director), Ethan Deppe (electronic music design), David Samba and Amanda Sager (associate sound design), Fatima Sowe (dramaturg), Lauren Katz (associate dramaturg), Harmony France (producer), Abigail Reed (technical director), Benjamin Baylon and Heather Larkin (production managers), Adelina Feldman-Schultz (casting director), Serena Sandoval (wardrobe), Giselle Castro (sound operator), Joshanna Robinson (run crew, child wrangler), Richie Vavrina (master electrician), JC Widman (stage manager) and Kirby Gibson (assistant stage manager).
Photo Credit: Marisa KM
Micheal Lovette and Rashada Dawan