FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

The award-winning tale of Tevye the Dairyman and his family’s struggles in a changing Russia is a true musical theatre tradition. Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

June 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 7:30pm
June 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 at 2:00pm

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Original Choreography Reproduced (Adapted) by Karen Casagrande

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof  touches audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty.

Director: Gordon Casagrande
Musical Direction: Peter Randazzo
Choreography: Karen Casagrande
Set Design: Martin Scott Marchitto
Lighting Design: Scott Borowka
Costume Design: Megan Latte Morello
Production Stage Manager: Jan Ursone
Assistant Director: Marilyn Adelberg
Assistant Stage Managers: Neil Flores, Carol Foley, Laurie Logan, Lisa Strom

Cast
(In Order of Appearance – Names in gold denote Curtain Call debut.)
Tevye, the Dairyman: Lou Ursone
Golde, his wife: Donna Fox
Tzeitel, his daughter: Olivia Lapine
Hodel, his daughter: Cara Kramer
Chava, his daughter: Maria Sharavarnyk
Shprintze, his daughter: Elena Capella / Poppy Sisko
Bielke, his daughter: Penelope Dulmaine /Emilia Oliver
Yente, the Matchmaker: Ellen Krinick Porto
Motel, the Tailor: Josh Pickel
Perchik, the Student: Justin McArthur
Lazar Wolf, the Butcher: Greg Suss
Mordcha, the Innkeeper: Wil Trebing
Rabbi: Bob Praid / Jerry Kranz
Mendel, his Son: Sabatino Cruz
Avram, the Bookseller: Chris Nardi
Nachum, the Beggar: Randy Bucknoff
Yussell, the Hatter: Ted Yudain
Grandma Tzeitel: Gail Yudain
Fruma-Sarah: Emma Sawch
Constable: Clint Clifford / Kyle Runestad
Fyedka: Matthew Graham Brown
Shaindel, Motel’s Mother: Janice Clark Rudolph
The Fiddler: Eric Hu

ENSEMBLE
Ella Agulay, Liam Cosgrove, David Chuba, Lucas Cosgrove, Martha Dombroski, Cheryl D’Onofrio, Eileen Dulmaine. Marc Fontaine, Kaylee Haggerty, John Lazzara, Zachary Louizos, Madonna Pedone, Rachel Salem

PERFORMANCE DATES FOR ALTERNATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.