One Act, Book Musical, Rated G
Broadway Junior Version
A musical theatre tradition, Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life. (60 MINUTE VERSION FOR YOUNG PERFORMERS) FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
JR. is a special adaptation of the classic Broadway
musical, which tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that
reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving
audiences in tears – both of joy and sadness.
Set in the little village
of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five
daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community,
Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in
the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of
Czarist Russia.IThe show features a star
turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in the musical theatre
canon. Its celebrated score, by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features
songs loved the world over, including “Tradition,” “If I Were A Rich
Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
JR. is a great introduction to the world of musical
theatre. Young performers will love its humor, warmth, and honesty.
Directors will love the opportunity to direct a large cast with a good
balance of male and female roles.
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After seeing The All Night Strut! in Toronto, Ella Fitzgerald burst into the dressing room scatting “It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing.” The cast didn’t skip a beat, joining her in an improvised jam.