Caroline, or Change

or change

Caroline, or Change

Based on the Award Winning Production Written by Tony Kushner

Music and composition by Jeanine Tesori

June 3 – June 19th              Tickets: $18-$35


30 N Division Avenue, Grand Rapids MI  49503

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is a production that captures not only the most paramount moments in 1963; such as, The Civil Rights movement, JFK’s assassination, and the escalation of the Vietnam War, it divulges the human reaction to change. The ceaseless conflicted reaction to the change in country, social injustice, and family. With universal praise on and off Broadway, Civic Theatre has obtained performing rights to this profound musical. With the Award winning combination of playwright, Tony Kushner, and Music composer, Jeanine Tesori, the celebrated sensation will consume audiences and invoke thought.

Caroline Thibodeaux is a divorced single-mother to four children. She is the maid to Stuart Gellman, who has recently married a family friend, Rose Stopnick, after losing his wife. Stuart has a son, Noah, who is finding the transitions in his life a bit challenging has found a distraction in the maid, Caroline. The relationships take a turn when after promising all of the change found in Noah’s pockets to Caroline to teach him responsibility, Rose discovers $20 dollars of Noah’s bar mitzvah money is missing.

This play comes to us in a time where we must reflect upon past triumphs over such social injustices to further understand where we came from and where we are going as a nation.

For information on the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre call 616-222-6650 or visit

Beerhorst Family Art Show OPEN HOUSE

This weekend Saturday and Sunday May 7 & 8 from 10 am to 8 pm each day the Beerhorst home and carriage house studio will be open to the public. They appreciate this opportunity to share with you the things that they have been working on through the long winter months. They believe that art has a unique ability to open our hearts and draw us closer to what is true and beautiful. Please show up and share the event.


The Acoustic Café Folk Series


One could argue that alt country began at the fingertips of Alejandro Escovedo. A spark plug of energy in the no holds barred San Francisco Punk scene of the 1970’s, Escovedo moved to Austin in the 1980’s merging punk guitar with the country roots of his Texan childhood.

With 14 solo albums, Escovedo’s unique guitar style is a critically acclaimed melting pot of sound, seamlessly integrating his Mexican American heritage, Texas roots and punk spirit.

MAY 5, 2016   |


St. Cecilia Music Center


24 Ransom NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.459.2224