Fiddler On The Roof

  • Thursday 13 July 2017 8:00 pm
  • Friday 14 July 2017 8:00 pm
  • Saturday 15 July 2017 2:00 pm
  • Saturday 15 July 2017 8:00 pm
Run Time 160 minutes inc interval
Presented By The South West Opera Company, BREC & ALCOA

The South West Opera Company returns to BREC following it’s award winning season of Cinderella, with one of the greatest musicals in history

Set in 1905 in a small village in Tsarist Russia, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of milkman Tevye and his attempts to to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions in a changing world. He must cope with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves Tevye further away from the customs of his faith.

Tzeitel, his eldest child, wants to marry the poor tailor Motel Kamzoil instead of a middle-aged butcher her father has chosen for her in the tradition of arranged marriages. Hodel, his second daughter and the revolutionary student Perchik-become engaged without seeking Tevye’s permission. When Perchik is arrested by the Tsar’s troops and sent to Siberia, Hodel decides to leave her family and homeland and travel to Siberia to be with her beloved. When his third daughter Chava falls in love with the Christian Fyedka and marries him in secret this takes Tevye beyond what he is willing to accept and he declares her dead to him.

As a final blow the Tsar’s troops evict the Jewish community from their small town of Anatevka scattering Tevye’s family and friends throughout the world. This moving and perennially relevant story is presented with the hauntingly beautiful music, dance and humour which have assured its enduring popularity around the world.

Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Pert
Book by JOSEPH STEIN | Music by JERRY BOCK | Lyrics by SHELDON HARNICK
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by JEROME ROBBINS
licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Directed by Mary-Ellen Sutherland
Musical Direction by Marguerite Monagle
Design by Deb Prentice
Conducted by Kathryn Rennie
Original choreography reproduced by Mary-Ellen Sutherland
licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.