Fiddler On The Roof

Set in Tsarist Russia in the years preceding the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, this famous Broadway musical is based on a series of short stories by Sholem Aleichem. With music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein, it tells the story of a pious Jewish milkman named Tevye who struggles to hold his family of five strong-willed daughters and his faith together as the world changes around him.

The musical’s title drew further inspiration from a series of paintings by Marc Chagall that featured the image of a fiddler, symbolic of tradition and perseverance in Jewish culture. It debuted on Broadway in 1964, and ended up winning nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

May 21-25 Regina Lyric Musical Theatre is presenting its version of Fiddler On The Roof. It’s directed by Andorlie Hillstrom, and stars Robert Ursan as Tevye and Eduard Minevich as the Fiddler. The production is being held at the University of Regina Theatre. May 21-14 show time is at 7:30 p.m., May 25 it’s at 2 p.m. Tickets are $30 adults and $20 students. More info can be found here.

To give you a taste here’s an excerpt from a 2013 Stratford Festival production:

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