The Times They Are A-Changin'

The Times They Are A-Changin'
World premiere date
Premiere location place
New York, NY
Principals

Coyote.............Michael Arden
Captain Ahrab...Thom Sesma
Cleo.................Lisa Brescia

Total number of dancers
7
Runtime
01:25:00
Other program information

Conceived by Twyla Tharp

Casting by: Jay Binder, Jack Bowdan/Megan Larche
Technical Supervisor: Smitty
Production Stage Manager: Arthur Gaffin
Associate Producers:  Jesse Huot, Ginger Montel, Rhoda Mayerson
Resident Director: Kim Craven
Dance Captain: Alexander Brady

Sound Design: Peter Hylenski
Orchestrations by: Michael Dansicker and Bob Dylan
Music Director: Henry Aronson
Music Coordinator: Howard Joines

The Band:
Conductor, Keyboards, Accordion, Percussion: Henry Aronson
Guitars, Banjo, Dobro, Harmonica: John "J.J." Jackson
Guitars, Banjo: Dave MacNab
Electric and Upright Bass: Paul Ossola
Drums, Percussion: Brian Doherty

After a successful run in San Diego, The Times They Are A-Changin’ opened on Broadway.

The show presents an allegorical tale 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. During previews, Tharp continued to streamline the plot, while retaining its fluid and surreal elements. The poetic qualities in Dylan’s music and lyrics are woven into a dream world in which the action takes place.

 

  • The Times they Are A-Changin'
    Detail of set elements designed by Santo Loquasto. ©Twyla Tharp
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    Neshyba-Hodges, Selya, Sesma and Brescia in a promotional photo. ©Ruben Affador
Video Description

An excerpt from "Summer Days."

The Times They Are A-Changin' - NYC (premiere)
New York, NY