Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.
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.
The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. MTI's comprehensive choreographic guide allows productions to retain original director/choreographer, Jerome Robbins', classic staging. With iconic and beloved songs such as "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," Fiddler on the Roof is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart.
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Who Can Audition? Grades 2-8 (or ages 7-14). REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
What should I prepare for auditions? By signing up with our registration form to the right, you will be registered for auditions on Monday, Jan 13th (4-6PM). Auditions include singing in front of peers, reading from the script, and performing a short choreography combination that will be taught at auditions.
Where are auditions? The Real School of Music at 56 Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington, Massachusetts.
When are rehearsals? Mondays (4-6PM) and Thursdays (4-6PM). Dates: Jan 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30. February 3, 6, 10, 13, NO REHEARSAL SCHOOL VACATION WEEK. Tech week is Feb 23, 24, 25, 26.
When are the performances? Fiddler On The Roof will run Thursday, Feb 27th (7PM), Friday, Feb 28th (7PM), Saturday, Feb 29th (2PM & 7PM). Students must arrive 2 hours prior to showtime!
Will any students be cut after auditions? We will not cut anyone! However, these spots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Once they are filled from registrations, we will not allow any additional students to audition. That being said, everyone who registers and auditions will be cast in our production.
What if I am too late to register and all of the spots are taken? We keep a wait list in case additional openings arise. If we are unable to include you in this production, we will keep you informed on future productions and make sure you are involved in the next one!
What if I have additional questions? Stop by the front desk or email our Burlington Musical Theater coordinator, and Fiddler On The Roof Director, Lisa Symonds at email@example.com.
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