Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Medium (11 to 20 performers)
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Tevye

The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.

Gender: male
Age: 45 to 60
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: Ab2
Golde
Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.
Gender: female
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: A3
Tzeitel
Tevye's eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town's traditions.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Hodel
Tevye's second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.
Gender: female
Age: 18 to 23
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Chava
Tevye's middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.
Gender: female
Age: 15 to 20
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Shprintze
Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.
Gender: female
Age: 9 to 13
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Bielke
Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.
Gender: female
Age: 8 to 12
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Yente
The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.
Gender: female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Motel
The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.
Gender: male
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: E3
Perchik
The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 30
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Lazar Wolf
The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 50
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: C3
Avram
Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area.
Gender: male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: Eb4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Grandma Tzeitel
Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.
Gender: female
Age: 60 to 75
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C#4
Fruma-sarah
Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel.
Gender: female
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: Eb5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Constable
Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers.
Gender: male
Age: 35 to 45
Fyedka
A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence.
Gender: male
Age: 20 to 25
Ensemble
Villagers, Russian Soldiers