December 1-3, 2006
Book by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joseph Stein
Based on the Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Pearl
Director – Alfred Fortier III
Music Director – Chris Charig
Choreographer – Kathleen Halloran-Fortier
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. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.
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.
Fiddler on the Roof is produced by arrangement with, and the music and dialogue material furnished by Music Theatre International (MTI).