In honor of our current production, ​Trouble in Mind, the show’s cast and artistic team along with the Lyric Stage staff compiled a Spotify playlist of songs that remind us of the show. Here are some of our favorites

Talkin’ Bout a Revolution – Tracy Chapman

“’Cause finally the tables are starting to turn
Talkin’ ’bout a revolution
‘Cause finally the tables are starting to turn”

“The characters in the play are trying to promote the liberation and equality of the Black community, but many are only able to do so through “whispers” due to the power structures of the 1950s, their fear for their livelihood, or their white fragility. But now “finally the tables are starting to turn.” As Willetta says, “We have to go further and do better.”

Allison Beauregard | Judy Sears in Trouble in Mind


Blowin’ In The Wind – Bob Dylan

“And how many ears must one man have
Before he can hear people cry?
Yes, and how many deaths will it take ‘til he knows
That too many people have died?”

Heather Darrow | Director of Marketing


Trouble in Mind – Nina Simone

“Troubled in mind, when I’m little blue
Bet you I won’t be blue always
‘Cause the sun’s gonna shine
On, on my back door step
Some lowdown, lonesome, mother humpin’ day”

Amanda Li | Development/Marketing Assistant
Bill Mootos | Bill O’Wray in Trouble in Mind


Children Will Listen – Stephen Sondheim (Eleri Ward Cover)

“Children will look to you
For which way to turn
To learn what to be
Careful before you say
Listen to me”

Samantha Boutureira | Marketing Assistant
Alex Chisholm | Director of Development


A Change Is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke

“Then, I go to my brother
And I say, “Brother, help me, please”
But he winds up knockin’ me
Back down on my knees, oh

There been times that I thought
I couldn’t last for long
But now, I think I’m able
To carry on

It’s been a long
A long time coming, but I know
A change gon’ come
Oh yes, it will”

Kandyce Whittingham | Marketing and Development Associate