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Fiddler on the Roof – July 2017

Thursday 13 July, 8pm

Friday 14 July, 8pm

Saturday 15 July, 2pm & 8pm

Tickets available from BREC.

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Following the award-winning season of Cinderella in 2015, SWOC returns to the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre with the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof.

Accompanied by a full orchestra and with a cast of more than 60, Fiddler on the Roof is set to be SWOC’s biggest production of 2017.

Set in 1905 in a small Jewish village in Tsarist Russia, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of milkman Tevye and his attempts 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 daughter, 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, gets engaged to the revolutionary student Perchik 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. 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.

 

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.