Fiddler on the Roof
features iconic and beloved songs such as “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Fiddler on the Roof’s
music and messages transcend time and culture. “Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, 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 traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof
‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness” (MTIshows).
Directing Fiddler on the Roof will be highly respected and talented actor/director, Theatre Bristol veteran Glenn Patterson (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Music Man, Les Misérables, Scrooge! The Musical, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Miracle on 34th Street).
In the lead role of Tevye is Bob Cantler, last seen at Theatre Bristol in leading roles in The Music Man
and Les Misérables
. He is joined by Leticia Peltzer as wife Golde, and daughters Camille Gray as Tzeitel, Aisling Ringrose as Hodel, Enelisa Sutton as Chava, Raina Moody as Shprintze, and Marley Bishop as Bielke. The daughters’ love interests are played by Will Oliver as Motel, Joey Collard as Perchik, and Austin Puckett as Fyedka.
Dottie Havlik plays matchmaker Yente. CC Clevenger is Lazar Wolf and Elizabeth Burns is his late wife Fruma-Sarah. The cast includes Daniel Tester as the Rabbi and Devon White as his son Mendel, James Francis as the Constable, Amy Reid as Grandma Tzeitel, Robert McCrary as Mordcha, Dan Gray as Avram, Steve Baskett as Nachum, and Renee Hickman as Shaindel.
The ensemble includes Whitney Brooks, Randy Callahan, Chloe Campbell,
Grace Cassell, Roger Cassell, Parker Dugger, Luke Gray, Zaiah Gray, Ruth Ann Huddleston, Geneva King, Leigh King, Rachel Manweiler, Lucy Tester, Haleigh Tilley, Cameron Roberts, Faith Vance, Reece Watson, Ava White, Avery White, and Mason White.
Patterson is supported by stage manager Nicole Intagliata, choreographer Camille Gray, costumer Daniel Tester, lighting designer Ken Cornett, and crew David Maloney, Temmy Roberts, Terra White, Beverly Moody, Ann Vance, Tracy Campbell, Robert Havlik, Seth Gilstrap, Josh Vandergrift, Bert White, Deanna Vanders, Lucy Tester, Jane Bellamy, Cameron Roberts, Leticia Peltzer, Steve Baskett, Steve Davis, Luke Gray, Albert Tester, Seth Gilstrap, Matthew Maloney, Andrew Hunt, Tanner Clark, and Abigail Combs.
Fiddler on the Roof opens November 9, and runs for two weekends at the Paramount Center for the Arts, 518 State Street, Bristol, TN, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm, closing on November 18. Tickets are $16 for adults plus fees ($20 total) and $12 for seniors and students plus fees ($15.75 total), and go on sale September 14 at www.ParamountBristol.org.
Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is by Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Fiddler on the Roof is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.MTIShows.com).
Theatre Bristol is pleased to present Fiddler on the Roof as part of its family-friendly 53rd season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including Lessons from Shakespeare: How to Avoid a Personal Tragedy with River’s Way; Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Tartuffe; Pinocchio; and The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.