Camelot is proud to be presenting the winner of the 1972 Tony Award for the Longest Running Musical, “Fiddler on the Roof.” With a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and based on Sholom Aleichem Stories by special permission of Harold Perl, this beloved musical has been delighting audiences for over 40 years.
Winner of multiple Tony Awards since it first opened on Broadway in 1964, “Fiddler on the Roof” is known for its moving story and its beautiful and haunting score. “Fiddler on the Roof” was revived on Broadway four times and made into an Oscar winning film. Set in 1905 Russia on the eve of the revolutionary period, it is a story of love, family and loss. The story begins in the little village of Anatevka where Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community. In the face of a changing society and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia, Tevye struggles to keep his family together. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, “Fiddler on the Roof” has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
“Filled with laughter and tenderness…. An exceptional accomplishment.” — The New York Times
“Fiddler on the Roof” runs December 3, 2014 through January 11, 2015. It stars David King-Gabriel as Tevye, Kathleen Marrs as his wife Golde and features a cast of 30, including Paul R. Jones as Lazar Wolf, Lauren Green as Tzeitel, Julia Holden-Hunkins as Hodel, Keely Maclean as Chava and Tyler Ward as Perchik. Directed and Choreographed by Daniel Stephens, with Musical Direction is by Mark Reppert, the show features a 6-piece ensemble backstage, including Camelot regulars Karl Iverson (Keyboard 1, Accordion, Conductor), Lori Calhoun (Clarinet, Flute), Bruce Dresser (Trumpet), Ian McCarty (Keyboard 2), Beth Martin (Violin, The Fiddler) and Steve Sutfin (Percussion). The design team for “Fiddler on the Roof” includes Set Design by Don Zastoupil, Costume Design by Michael Leon, Lighting Design by Annette Roggenbuck Sound/Video Design by Brian O’Connor, Props Design by Shelly Hall.
Sponsored by Karen and Allen Drescher, “Fiddler on the Roof” previews December 3 and 4, 2014, opens December 5, 2014 and runs through January 11, 2015. Reservations are recommended. The Wednesday, December 3 performance is a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. Tickets for the Thursday, December 4 preview are $12. There is a special Pay What You Can performance on Wednesday, December 10 at 8 p.m. All other regular performances are $25 for students and seniors (except for Sunday matinees) and $27 for adults. Reserved seating is available for $2/ticket. There is a box office fee of $4 for all orders. Tuesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. Camelot will honor Oregon Trail Cards and student rush tickets of $10 (in cash), 10 minutes before curtain at all performances except Sundays.
Tickets can be purchased in person or by phone at the Box Office (541-535 5250) Monday through Saturday from 12-5 p.m. and one hour before performances. Tickets are also available online at www.CamelotTheatre.org. Camelot Theatre is located at the corner of Talent Ave and Main St in Talent.