Fiddler on the Roof the musical enchanted its first live audience at Broadway in 1964. It clearly took the world by storm as it remains Broadway’s sixteenth-longest running show in history! More than half a century later the vibrant students from the Northlink College Performing Arts Department give this undying production a new dynamic.
Set in 1905 Russia, Tevye the milkman is pushed to his limits as his five daughters challenge the Jewish religions and cultures by marrying for love. Tevye must cope with his uncompromising daughters’ actions, as well as the onset of a forced removal of the Jews, from their village Anatekva.
This paradoxical journey is accentuated through songs such as “To Life!” and the popular “If I Were A Rich Man” which has been re-interpreted in the 21st century. The spirit of the village is captured in the serene “Sunrise Sunset” number.
The traditional and folk style dance with a fresh twist embodies the lifestyle, essence and charisma of the time.
Fiddler on the Roof is on at The Joseph Stone Auditorium from 13-15 September.
Directed by Kobus Hanekom, Musical Direction by Charl Clayton and Choreography by Tyron Zoutman.
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