STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Human Race Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
The Human Race Theatre Company continues its tradition of producing endearing musicals with the Joseph Stein/Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick classic, Fiddler on the Roof, the second production in its 27th season. Click below to go behind the scenes with the director and choreographer!
Welcome to the village of Anatevka, where tradition is everything. But change is sweeping across the land and into poor dairyman Tevye's house. When his daughters want to break with the old ways and choose their own husbands, Tevye must decide which he loves more - his family's happiness or his long-held beliefs. Filled with timeless songs and wonderful dance numbers, this Broadway hit is a heartwarming tale for young and old.
Hamilton native Chris Crowthers joins the company for the first time as the show's choreographer, responsible for reworking Jerome Robbins' extensive original choreography to fit The Loft Theatre's thrust stage. Middletown, Ohio musician Jay Brunner (Avenue Q andNext to Normal) leads the onstage klezmer band and serves as the instrumental music director. Cincinnati musical writer Janet Yates Vogt (Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical and Anne of Green Gables) oversees the vocal direction. Scenic designer Dick Block (Avenue Qand Gem of the Ocean) returns to create a multi-use wooden set which represents a boundary that surrounds and protects the villagers of Anatevka, and is bordered by two sides of a large scroll decorated with the Hebrew words for "family" and "marriage". Tony Ray Hicks is the original costume designer. Resident Artist John Rensel is designing the lights and Nathan D. Dean is the sound designer. Kay Carver is serving as the production stage manager and Bethany Perhach is the assistant stage manager. Tara Lail is the show's associate producer.
The 24-member cast includes Drew Pulver as "Tevye", Rachel Coloff as "Golde", Christine Zavakos as "Tzeitel", Charity Farrell as "Hodel", Ashley Campana as "Chava" and "Fruma Sarah", Abby E. Cates as "Shprintze", Hannah Sayer and Jordan Vandersluis doubling as "Bielke", Drew Helton as "Motel", Josh Kenney as "Perchik", Adam Brown as "Fyedka", Saul Caplan as "Lazar Wolf", Caitlin Larsen as "Yente" and "Grandma Tzeitel", Eric Byrd as "Vanya", Ryan Heinrich as "Mordcha", Joshua Silver Hughes as "Yussel", Adam Lendermon as "Sasha", Matty Rickard as "Mendel", Jeff Sams as the "Constable", Linda June Snyder as "Shaindel", K.L. Storer as the "Rabbi", Jay Brunner as "Nachum the Beggar" (and playing guitar), Brent Eresman as "Seth" (and playing clarinet), Joel Greenberg as "Zev" (and playing mandolin) and George Abud as "The Fiddler".
Tickets and performance information on Fiddler on the Roof and the Sing-A-Long Concert are available at www.humanracetheatre.org or by calling Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630, and at the Schuster Center box office.
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