Winner of 10 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1965, “Fiddler On The Roof” is set in the little village of Anatevka. The story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them 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” has a universal theme of tradition that cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy, and sadness.
Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, Book by Joseph Stein, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Music by Jerry Bock, Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince, Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Fiddler on the Roof Preview (Curtain Calls 3.4, November 2007)
“Fiddler on the Roof” was the opening musical of the 85th Season. The show was well-reviewed, and not only were the leading characters praised for their work, but the reviewer also praised the ensemble, referred to them as the village. This production was the third time that the show had been produced by the Community Players. The first production was in 1977 as the only musical of that season. The second production was the closing show of the 70th Season. All three productions were highly praised for their presentations.