Caroline, or Change
Howard Drew Theatre
Omaha Community Playhouse – enter through stage door on west side of building
Auditions: Monday, Nov. 30, 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
Production dates: Feb. 12-March 20, 2016
Rehearsal dates: January-February 2016
Audition requirements: Those auditioning should bring a piece of music (16 bars) to sing at the audition. A piano accompanist will be available.
Show summary: Caroline, or Change is a powerful, sung-through musical set in 1963, Lake Charles, Louisiana during the American civil rights movement. Caroline, an African-American maid, works in the Gellman home for a meager wage. Rose Gellman enlists Caroline’s help in teaching her stepson, Noah, the value of money by allowing Caroline to keep any change he leaves in his pockets. Caroline is faced with the dilemma of taking money from a child and providing for her own children. As the large-scale social changes in the country take hold, her teenage daughter shows her that change can set her free. Soaring ballads along with unforgettable characters make this a can’t-miss musical.
Contact info: Jeannine Robertson – firstname.lastname@example.org, (402) 553-4890, ext. 164
Director: Hilary Adams