IT will be a real family affair when Saddleworth Musical Society stages Fiddler On The Roof later this month.For in the cast are husbands and wives, a mum and son, father, son and daughter, a grandmother and two granddaughters and a grandfather and grandson!
Set in the little village of Anatevka in the Ukraine, the story centres on Tevye, a poor milkman with five daughters and his attempts to maintain his Jewish heritage and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives.
Tevye must cope not only with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to ignore tradition and marry for love, but also the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
Featuring the memorable songs Sunrise, Sunset, If I were a Rich Man and Matchmaker, Fiddler is as popular today as it was when it first appeared on Broadway in 1964.
This year’s show features an on-stage cast of more than 50 members of the society who will also be joined by the fabulous Orlyk Ukrainian Dancers.
Fiddler On The Roof will be performed by Saddleworth Musical Society on Tuesday, October 29 to Saturday, November 2 at Saddleworth School, Uppermill.
Tickets cost £12 for Adults or £8 for children and students and they are available to purchase by calling the Box Office on 01457 874922 or go online: www.saddleworthmusicalsociety.co.uk
Their production is based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnic. Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince. Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe).
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.