This musical from Jeanine Tesori and Tony Kushner tells the story of a remarkable but uneasy friendship between a young Jewish boy and his family’s Black maid in 1963 Louisiana. More…
Set in one of the most turbulent decades in America’s history, “Caroline, or Change” uses its score, which blends blues, gospel, and traditional Jewish melodies, to tell the story of a country on the brink of change.
See it if Perspectives on Jewish and black families who share Caroline as a common member. Deep characters & themes. Complex operatic music.
Don't see it if You would be uncomfortable sitting on a folding chair for 2+ hours, or travelling to Queens. You are uninterested in a serious musical.
See it if you enjoy musicals with a message this one powerful when first produced and continues today, with a very talented cast, quite well directed
Don't see it if you find the projection of some young cast members difficult to hear or you find it difficult to sit on a hard folding chair for 2+ hours.
See it if deeply character driven pieces excite you. More opera than play set in the turbulent 1960's but relevant for today. Magnificent job!
Don't see it if you expect a typical Broadway musical. The theater is a half mile from the subway and the show starts at 8 so ends late.
See it if Sung through opera-like plot with tension between social class, race, and religion
Don't see it if Hard metal folding chairs in auditorium with no rise. You won't cross East River.
See it if You've never seen a production of it before. The trek to Queens is worth it. Great voices and talent. Great set design
Don't see it if You don't want to go to Queens, you can't sit on a hard folding chair for 2+ hours.
See it if you want an excellent production of an important play.Performances are sensational,especially LaDonnaBurns as Caroline.She gets every nuance
Don't see it if you want something splashy.This musical is about race,family, & dignity.It's very entertaining, but it's also moving & thought provoking
See it if You dont mind an easy 30 min trek on the N train from Mid-Manhattan. You want to see some young stars getting experience.
Don't see it if You dont want to sit on a folding chair in what looked like a gym. You dont want to take the train.
See it if I love this show. Saw it 3x at the Public, 3x on Broadway. This production did not disappoint! Well written, multilayered, historical.
Don't see it if This is a serious, weighty, jewel of a play. If you want a happy, mindless, jukebox experience, do not go.
See it if You like shows that examine race and religion. You want to hear some great belt-it-out solos by some talented singers.
Don't see it if The story is pretty sparse at times. It's more about setting a scene than doing much with it.
See it if This is such a strange little show. It's part Brecht, part The Help, part proto-Fun Home. But it all adds up to something great. The talent
Don't see it if in this production is stunning. It's definitely worth the trip out to Queens to catch this rarely performed gem of a show.
See it if Kushner and Tesori appeal in a sung through story about complex family and racial relationships, Not your usual musical fare.
Don't see it if you are looking for a traditional musical with gold lame and happy smiling chorus girls
See it if You like a good historical lesson, that's not TOO preachy, with great singing, acting, and staging, with adorable kids. I liked that it was
Don't see it if In a "Boys & Girls Club" too, giving Broadway 🎭 caliber performance to a community space. My only critique is some diction issues.
See it if You love a show with a heart and message, you love the music and are OK seeing amateurs (who could put some Broadway folks to shame).
Don't see it if Are adverse to race talk or if you have hearing difficulties — the acoustics in this auditorium could cause problems.
See it if you enjoy good musicals with large casts on an interesting set
Don't see it if you're not interested in stories exploring racial/religious differences
See it if you want to a sing through musical about race and poverty in Louisiana in 1963. Great singing by the performers.
Don't see it if you don’t like community theatre productions or don’t want to sit in an uncomfortable fold up chairs for over 2 hours.
See it if you're a fan of the show... especially if you've never seen a production of it...you're interested in discovering new NY talent
Don't see it if you're expecting Bway polish... or to be comfortable... the seating is uncomfortable and sightlines nearly impossible if you're not close
See it if you like musicals that explore darker subjects like loss, poverty and civil rights
Don't see it if you want something light, or you have trouble hearing or aren't able to sit on a folding chair for 2.5 hours.
See it if A soaring, opera-like epic with more relevant than ever social themes. Beautifully designed with electrifying performances.Unique,thrilling
Don't see it if you're expecting a conventional musical. Demands concentration for the complex words and leisurely unfolding enormous scale of the narative
See it if You want to be surprised how good an off-off-broadway production can be; strong cast, esp. the female leads and the boy; impressive 1st show
Don't see it if You dont wanna sit on cold chair for 2.5 hrs; the sound effect is mediocre (long echo); Kushner’s book is a bit outdated..
See it if you want to see an excellent off-off Broadway cast in a good show with social issues that still ring true.
Don't see it if you need a traditional theater setting or have a hard time hearing, you do not like sung through musicals that are not about catchy tunes.