Fiddler on the Roof (1997)

Directed by Joan Webber
Music Directed by Bill Asher
Choreographed by Cheryl Bauer

Set in a little village in Czarist Russia, the story follows Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman, as his three oldest daughters marry. Tevye struggles to retain his position as head of the household in selecting his daughters’ husbands, but with each daughter, he finds he needs to reevaluate his traditions for his daughters’ sake. As he chooses to change his traditions to reflect a changing society, he endures the objections of his wife, Golde; the matchmaker, Yente; and the townspeople of Anatevka. While the Jews struggle with changing relationships, they also struggle with persecutions and eventual eviction by the Russians. The people of Anatevka find their future is as precarious as a fiddler on a roof. The fiddler animates this story, supporting such classics such as “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Matchmaker.”

Starring: Peter Landry, Sandie Couture, Liz Webber, Sam Payne, Ryan O’Mara, Tim Smith, Sharon Ahser, Sarah Huddleston, Jonathan Earls, Heidi Mondeau and a large ensemble of singers and dancers