The Times They Are A-Changin' (San Diego)

The Times They Are A-Changin
World premiere date
Premiere location place
San Diego, CA

Coyote...............Michael Arden
Captain Ahrab.....Thom Sesma
Cleo..................Jenn Colella


Pisspoor...Charlie Neshyba-Hodges
Dog..........Jason McDole
Stilts.........Jonathan Nosan
Bojingle....Justin Bohon
Bojangle...Albert Guerzon
Bojim.......Sean Stewart
Ella..........Tamara Levinson

Swings: Joshua Dean, Marty Lawson, Joseph Putignano

Coyote: Doug Kreeger
Captain Ahrab: Kevin Bailey
Cleo: Jacki Seiden

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Conceived by Twyla Tharp
Stage Manager: Arthur Gaffin
Associate Director: Jesse Huot
Assistant Choreographer: Alexander Brady
Dance Captain: Charlie Neshyba-Hodges

Music Adapted, Arranged, Orchestrated and Supervised by Michael Dansicker

Sound Design: François Bergeron
Music Director: Henry Aronson
Musical Cooridnator: William Meade

The Band:

Conductor/Keyboard: Henry Aronson
Guitar, Harmonica: John Jackson
Percussion: Brian Doherty
Guitar: David MacNab
Bass: Paul Ossola

Just over a year after Movin’ Out closed in New York, Tharp opened a new dance-musical in San Diego. Set to the lyrics and music of Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin’ is the story of a struggling circus, the oppressive ringmaster Captain Ahrab and the strained relationship with his son Coyote. Seven dancers portray the clowns and acrobats in the Captain’s circus. They perform acrobatic stunts, jump double Dutch, and bounce on trampolines built into the floor.   

Tharp wove the poetic qualities inherent in Dylan’s music into the dream world in which the action takes place. The circus, a place of mystery and ambiguity, fosters archetypal characters and fantastic imagery.

The Times They Are A-Changin’ set records at the Old Globe Theater in San Diego for the highest grossing show and highest ticket sales as of the date of closing in March 2006.

  • Tharp performs an exerpt from Happily Ever After.

    <p>©Herbert Migdoll</p>
  • Baryshnikov and Tharp rehearse Once More, Frank for the documentary portion of Making Television Dance.

    <p>© Tom Rawe</p>
  • Tharp and Baryshnikov rehearse Once More, Frank.

    <p>© Herbert Migdoll</p>
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An excerpt from "Summer Days."

The Times They Are A-Changin' - San Diego (premiere)
San Diego, CA