October 27, 2005

"Fiddler On The Roof" Opens on Stage

Curtains will rise Saturday, Nov. 5, on the musical classic that celebrates the certainty and the challenges of tradition. The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company presents "Fiddler on the Roof" in nine performances November 5 through 20 at the Carson City Community Center.

Set in a little village in Czarist Russia, the story follows Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman, as his three oldest daughters marry. Tevye struggles to retain his position as head of the household in selecting his daughters' husbands, but with each daughter, he finds he needs to reevaluate his traditions for his daughters' sake.

As he chooses to change his traditions to reflect a changing society, he endures the objections of his wife, Golde; the matchmaker, Yente; and the townspeople of Anatevka.

While the Jews struggle with changing relationships, they also struggle with persecutions and eventual eviction by the Russians. The people of Anatevka find their future is as precarious as a fiddler on a roof.

The fiddler animates this story, supporting such classics such as "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "Matchmaker." Winner of eight Tony awards and multiple Drama Desk awards, the show has been an international blockbuster since opening in 1964.

Playing Tevye is Jim DeZerga. Stephanie Arrigotti plays Golde, Caitlin Papp plays Yente, while the three oldest daughters are played by Lynette Brown, Rachel Jackson and Jennifer Haddix. Professional violinist Daniel Yale plays the fiddler.

Some 70 performers complete the cast. Stephanie Arrigotti is the producer and director.

Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., November 5 through 20. There is also a Saturday performance at 2 p.m. on November 19.

ADMISSION: $18 general, $16 students and seniors, $14 youth 17 and younger

TICKETS:

Comma Coffee, 312 South Carson St., Carson City

Maytan Music, 777 South Center St., Reno

WNCC Performing Arts Office, Charge by phone at 775-445-4249

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