Fiddler on the Roof

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Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters — each daughter's choice of husband moves progressively further away from established customs — and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. Book by Joseph Stein (based on tales by Sholem Aleichem), lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, music by Jerry Bock.

"This show opened to a standing ovation given by nearly everyone in the audience. Not only is the acting talent, singing, dancing, choreography, lighting design, aerial effects, and costuming top notch, the show itself is very well rehearsed and clips along at a comfortable pace, never dragging...The Russian dancing is also quite strong...This is just a great evening out, and worth every penny of your ticket!" — Caesi Bevis and Sherri Smith, The Tiger's Eye

"Fiddler on the Roof opened with a stellar performance...The whole family sings like angels. In fact, the whole village does so, from the more prosperous butcher to the poor students, matchmaker, tradesmen, women, and children, who all sing and dance joyously to the exhilarating music of the shadowed orchestra and the gracefully sinuous, balletic village fiddler...The singing and dancing in this production are of a high quality...It is a tribute to the endurance of the human spirit." — Jane Penistan,


Production information

Fiddler on the Roof
The Vancouver Playhouse — Michael Shamata
    (Recipient of a Jessie Richardson Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement)
The New Theater, Kansas City, KS