Fiddler On The Roof
Wright State University Theatre Department
Wed, Nov 8, 7pm • Thurs, Nov 9, 7pm • Fri, Nov 10, 8pm • Sat, Nov 11, 2pm and 8pm • Thurs, Nov 16, 7pm • Fri, Nov 17, 8pm • Sat, Nov 18, 2pm and 8pm • WSU Festival Playhouse
Early estimated run time 2:45 • Drop date 10/12
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.
The Broadway cast of Fiddler On The Roof performs at the 2016 Tony Awards