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The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Fiddler on the Roof as a co-production with The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in the Maier Performance Hall on October 31, November 1, 7 and 8, 2014 at 7:30 pm with matinees on Sunday November 2 and 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Performances for school age children and youth will be presented on the mornings of November 5 and 6, 2014.

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on the short story "Tevye and his Daughters" by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. It won 9 Tony Awards. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years, and today it remains Broadway's sixteenth longest-running show in history. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. The Guild has produced this musical four times – 1972, 1978, 1989 and most recently in 2000.

 

CAST

Joseph Romagnoli Tevye
Rebecca Mullins Golde
Beth Winkler Bowden Tzeitel
Brynna Horswell Hodel
Katherine Shaver Chava
Paige Isaacs Sprintze
Bria White Biekle
Stephen Hawyard Motel
Jonathan Tucker Perchik
Debbie Cannada Yente
Chris Terpening Lazar Wolf
Carl D. Simpkins II Fyedka
Mark Felton Avram
Eric Hudnall Mendel
Tom Marchio Rabbi
Ric Bertolotti Mordcha
Jim Damron Constable
Dennis Pauley Nachum
Marsha Isaacs Grandma Tzeitel
Laurie Pennington Fruma Sarah
Terry Terpening Shaindel
Bob McCarty Fiddler/Bottle Dancer
Horace Emery Bottle Dancer
Max Ross Sasha/Bottle Dancer
Kevin Swafford Bottle Dancer


Villagers
Jane Auge
Stevie Brigode
Lora Adkins
Haley Burgess
Lindsey Duvall
Dawson Eagle
Marc D. Golden
Will Manahan
Shannon Mikeal
Erin Murphy
Cassandra Phelps
Toni M. Pilato
Megan Posey
Moira Reilly
Timmy Walker

 

Nina Denton Pasinetti is the Director/Choreographer.
John Marshall is the musical director.
David Patrick is the accompanist.

The Bottle Dance

 

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