"Fiddler on the Roof" is a musical theater classic that has been beloved by audiences for decades. One of the longest-running Broadway shows of all time, its theme of traditions versus a changing world is still relevant today.
The story focuses on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his Jewish family and friends in the small village of Anatevka in 1905 Tsarist Russia. As Jewish families are being forced to leave their homes, Tevye must also deal with his own daughters each moving further away from Jewish traditions with their selections of mates.
The script is both powerful and funny and the score includes classic songs such as "If I Were a Rich Man," "Tradition," "Sunrise Sunset," and "Matchmaker."
Photograph by Sean Pecuch
Pictured left to right are: Dan Siracuse (Perchik), Sean Dolan (Lazar Wolf), Shane Murphy (Motel), Ethan Jones (Fyedka), Jasmine Mills (The Fiddler), Michael Hawk (Tevye), Mirjam Haider (Golde), Margaret Foley (Hodel), Brittany Kelley (Yente), Margaret Wright (Tzeitel), Brianne Ihasz (Chava).
Fredonia High School's production involves more than 100 FCS students in the cast, orchestra, and backstage crew. Principal cast members include Michael Hawk (Tevye), Mirjam Haider (Golde), Margaret Wright (Tzeitel), Shane Murphy (Motel), Margaret Foley (Hodel), Dan Siracuse (Perchik), Brianne Ihasz (Chava), Ethan Jones (Fyedka), Brittany Kelley (Yente), and Sean Dolan (Lazar Wolf).
The show is directed by Ben Wendell and the production team includes Andrew Bennett (Conductor), Steve Cobb (Stage Manager and Set Design), Kathy Wickmark and Sue Cobb (Costumes and Props), Stephen Raghunath (Vocal Director), Bri Kelly (Choreographer), Steve Wendell (Artistic Advisor), Ben Siracuse (Rehearsal Accompanist), and Linda O'Connell (Producer).
Fiddler on the Roof will be presented over two consecutive weekends: March 23-24 and March 30-31. Each night will have a 7:30 p.m. performance. Any remaining tickets will be sold at the door. Tickets are $9 for adults and $6 for students/senior citizens.