Overview


Synopsis

Based on Sholom Aleichem’s Tevye and his Daughters, Fiddler on the Roof is the beloved story of the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance. During the course of the show, the time honored traditions of Anatevka are both embraced and challenged by Tevye and his colorful community, as they witness his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava, grow up and fall in love in a time of extraordinary change. Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway premier became the longest-running Broadway musical in history, a title it maintained for almost ten years. It is a story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning. Fiddler features such iconic songs as the beautiful “Sunrise, Sunset,” the boisterous “If I Were a Rich Man”, and the classic “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”


Characters

Male

Lead

Baritone

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano

Female

Lead

Mezzo-Soprano



Show Information

Book:
Music:
Lyrics:
Category
Musical
Number of Acts:
2 Acts
First Produced:
1964
Genres
Dark Comedy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
1905, anatevka, russia
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Some Dance
Ideal For
large cast, ensemble cast, jewish organization, religious organization, university, community theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, elderly, late teen, young adult, child, early teen characters

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