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Fiddler on the Roof

April 21, 2006 - May 7, 2006

Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Based on Sholom Aleichem's stories
Musical Opened 1965
Movie - 1971


Show synopsis

Fiddler on the Roof is set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, Russia, in 1905 and is concerned primarily with the efforts of Tevye, a dairyman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughers to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule.

During the Prologue ("Tradition"), Tevye explains the role of God's law in providing balance in the villagers' lives. He describes the inner circle of the community and the larger circle which includes the constable, the priest, and countless other authority figures. He explains, "We don't bother them and so far, they don't bother us." He ends by insisting that without their traditions, he and the other villagers would find their lives "as shaky as a fiddler on the roof."


CAST OF CHARACTERS

(In Order of Appearance)

THE FIDDLERSteve Friedman
TEYVE, the DairymanCharlie Giacomo
GOLDE, his wifeJeanne McCabe
TZEITELCarolyn Nanfra
HODELJesse Reing
CHAVASara Newman
SHPRINTZEAmanda Giacomo
BIELKEKim Monteferante
YENTE, the MatchmakerBetsy Silverman
MOTEL, the TailorMark Feldman
PERCHIK, the StudentDavid Lowell
LAZAR WOLF, the ButcherJoel Karpoff
MORDCHA, the InnkeeperPaul McGrath
RABBIJeff Emmer
MENDEL, his SonJohn Scalzo
AVRAM, the BooksellerJohn T. Leonard
NACHUM, the BeggarEd Scrocca
GRANDMA TZEITELLillian Melchner
FRUMA-SARAHErin Gallante
CONSTABLETom Berta
FYEDKAJoe Fanelli
SASHA, a RussianGregg Schultz
SHAINDEL, Motelís MotherMindy Murphy

THE VILLAGERS

Emily Anzalone, Tom Berta, Alan Calabrese, Edith DeCarmine, Jeff Emmer, Jessica Ford, Erin Gallante, Charlie Giacomo Jr., Ausilia Grabowiecki, Michelle Grasso, Michael Hallinan, Lauretta LaPeter, Michele Marinace, Paul McGrath, Emerito Medalla, Mindy Murphy, Ellen Reing, Ruby Ellen Rocco, Marlow Rodriguez, Kyra Scally, John Scalzo, Ed Scrocca, Joanne Singer, Gina Stanton, Cheryl Wesley, Alonza Womack








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