Audiences Loved Caroline

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News Release


For Immediate Release Date: February 19, 2015

Contact: Anna Johnson
Artistic and Managing Director
Cadence Theatre Company

Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre
presented Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s Hit Musical Caroline, or Change
as part of the Acts of Faith Festival

Richmond, VA–Cadence Theatre Company in partnership with Virginia Repertory Theatre was pleased to present the Richmond premiere of Tony Kushner and Jeanine Tesori’s Tony Award-nominated musical, Caroline, or Change. Caroline, or Change ran February 19-March 14, 2015 (opened February 21) with Acts of Faith Talk Back Sunday post-show discussions on Sunday, March 1st and Sunday, March 8th.

It’s 1963. Caroline is an African American laundress, a single mother serving a family in the Deep South. As the socio-political world violently spins into a new order, Caroline’s faith and relationships are tested, but through her sacrifices, the depth of human bonds endures. Kushner and Tesori’s musical is an inspired amalgam of blues, gospel and traditional Jewish melodies.

Caroline, or Change was directed by Chase Kniffen, with Musical Direction by Ryan Corbitt, Vocal Supervision by Stephen Rudlin, and Choreography by Leslie Owens-Harrington. The talented cast featured Richmond favorite Desiree Roots in the title role of Caroline. She was joined by Brandon McKinney, Karla Brown, Carolyn Minor-Daughtry, Katrinah Carol Lewis, Jessi Johnson, Lisa Kotula, Bianca Bryan, John Winn, Carolyn Meade, Stephanie M. Hill,Jim Dyk, Tyandria Jackson, Donathan Arnold, Sam Merkle, William A. Anderson and Andrew Boothby.

Scenic Design was by Chase Kniffen, Lighting Design was by Michael Jarrett, Costume Design was by Sarah Grady, Sound Design was by Derek Dumais, Properties Design was by James Murphy, Set Dressing was by James Murphy and Terrie Powers, Scenic Painting was by Terrie Powers, Set Construction was by Joel Ernst, Stage Management was by Hannah Zold Story, Music Consulting was by Anthony Smith and Production Management was by McLean Jesse (Cadence Theatre Company).

Caroline, or Change was presented at Theatre Gym at the Virginia Rep Center; 114 W. Broad Street, Richmond, Virginia 23220. Shows were weekly and ran: TH at 7 pm; FR and SAT at 8 pm; SUN at 4 pm; 7pm performance on TUES March 10th. Special discount nights: Thursday, February 19th —1st Preview– $15 tickets—Code: CAROPRICE; Thursday, February 26th —Girls’ Night Out–$25 event tickets—Code: CAROGIRLS; Friday, February 27th —Date Night–$25 event tickets—Code: CARODATE; Tuesday, March 10th —Industry Night–$15 event tickets—Code: INDCARO.

Tickets  purchased at www.VA-Rep.org | 804.282.2620. Cover Design by Noel Ritter.

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