MTC School of Performing Arts Presents FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR., 7/13-14
Music Theatre of Connecticut School of Performing Arts presents "Fiddler on the Roof: Junior Edition," a fully staged and costumed production performed by MTC School of Performing Arts students.
"Fiddler on the Roof: Junior Edition" will take place on Friday, July 13 at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 14 at 2pm at Long Lots School, 13 Hyde Lane in Westport, CT. Tickets are $15-$20 for adults and $12-$15 for students, and reservations are suggested. Tickets for both productions are available by calling Music Theatre of Connecticut at 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com.
Perfect for the whole family, "Fiddler on the Roof: Junior Edition" is presented as a special edition of one of Broadway's great masterpieces. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. In the Little Village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Songs include "Tradition," "Matchmaker," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset" and "Far from the Home I Love."
With Music by Jerry Bock, Book by Joseph Stein, Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, this classic American musical made its Broadway debut in 1964 and remains one of the longest-running shows of all time. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography, the show spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation and has enjoyed enduring international popularity.
The cast features Emma Alcyone, Daisy Bagno, Sydelle Bernstein, Maya Brodows, Ethan Brodows, Molly Jeanneret, Ritika Kacholia, Lauren Lambrecht, Cassie Lang, Eliza Lang, Victoria (Tori) Lubin, Michael McGovern, Sophie Miller, Alex Miller, Nicholas Miller, Emily Putnam, Buckley Ryan, Sophia Thomas, Sarah Thomas and Georgia Wright of Westport, Isabel Angeli, Olivia Bernstein, Leo Bernstein, Meghan Kaeser, Eileen Kaeser, Isabelle Potash, Olivia Sacane and Elizabeth Sander of Weston, Alexa Nichols of Wilton, Mark Lichtman of Easton, Srika Ponnavolu of New Canaan, Jane Yalof of Glastonbury, Aiden Coleman of Bedford, NY and Cecelia Bersch and Newton Bersch of North Salem, NY. The production features Musical Direction and Staging by Marty Bongfeldt and is Directed by MTC co-founder Jim Schilling.
Music Theatre of Connecticut was founded in 1987 by Directors Kevin Connors and Jim Schilling. MTC’s professional mainstage company has presented 25 seasons of critically-acclaimed productions, including new works and buried treasures of the American musical theatre. MTC is recipient of the Connecticut Critics' Circle's highest honor, the Tom Killen Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Connecticut Professional Theatre and was presented with a Connecticut State Legislative Citation to commemorate this award. Productions presented at MTC have been nominated for Best Musical of the Connecticut theatre season and several others have gone on to have successful productions in New York and at other regional houses. MTC is a 501(c)3 non-profit arts organization.
Music Theatre of Connecticut School of Performing Arts is Fairfield County’s most complete resource for the musical theatre, providing conservatory-style educational programming and professional musical theatre. The only organization of its kind in Connecticut, MTC was founded in 1987 by Directors Kevin Connors and Jim Schilling. Governed by an elected Board of Directors, MTC is a Certified Member of the National Guild of Community Schools of the Arts - the first theatre school to be accepted for membership in this esteemed organization. MTC trains over 500 students per season and more than 4,000 audience members attend the seven full-scale productions each year.
Music Theatre of Connecticut School of the Performing Arts is located at 246 Post Road East, PO Box 344, Westport, Conn. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Music Theatre of Connecticut at 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com.
Photo credit: Jim Schilling