Western Nevada Community College Fallon will offer one of the most popular musicals in the world, "Fiddler on the Roof," November 9-11 and 16-18. Shows will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday each week at the Churchill County High School Theatre.
Set in a small eastern European village called Anatevka, "Fiddler on the Roof" illustrates how strong family ties, customs, and love can help carry a Jewish family through the woes of being oppressed. The story follows Tevye, a poor dairyman who tries to raise five girls in an ever-changing Russian society. As three of his oldest daughters marry, Tevye is forced to adjust, and change his values.
The story also illustrates how desolate and discouraging it could be living in a shtetl, a place where a minority group was forced to live isolated from society.
An upbeat message rings through in "Fiddler on the Roof," however, as the citizens of Anatevka refuse to give up and choose instead to embrace their condition and live life to the fullest. Moments of pride and joy occur as Tevye and the people of Anatevka find that their future is as precarious as a fiddler on a roof.
Mary Myers will direct, Bridget Rigg-Anderson will serve as assistant director and stage manager, Debbie Edwards will choreograph the musical, and Scott Thompson will be the artistic director.
Tickets will go on sale Monday, Oct. 9. Prices are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $8 for children 12 years and younger.
Press Release: October 3, 2006
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