Riverdale Rep and Riverdale Rising Stars to Stage FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 6/8-15

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Riverdale Rep and Riverdale Rising Stars to Stage FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 6/8-15

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of one of the greatest musicals ever written, Riverdale Repertory Company and Riverdale Rising Stars join forces to present the classic musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF for six performances only, from June 8 - 15, 2014.

Featuring a cast of 28 adult and teenage performers from Riverdale, Yonkers, Upper Manhattan, and beyond, performances of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY.

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF tells the story of Tevye, a dairy farmer in a tight-knit Jewish community in turn-of-the-century Russia, who must balance his religious faith with a quickly changing world as his three eldest daughters seek to get married. The record-breaking original Broadway production ran for nearly eight years, and has enjoyed numerous revivals in New York City and around the world. Many of the show's songs have become standards, including "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker," "Tradition," and, of course, "Sunrise, Sunset."

The Riverdale Rep/Riverdale Rising Stars production is directed by Riverdale YM-YWHA Director of Performing Arts Laurie Walton with choreography by Emily Walton and music direction by Justin Fischer. The design team includes Tony Wan (Scenery) Penelope Margeotes (Costumes), David Pentz (Lighting), and Denise Eberly (Sound).

The cast includes John Albert, Andrew Baptista, Julian Bar-Ilian, Ronnie Becher, Jordan Bland, Sarah Bolensky, Sara Crowe, Lesly de Groot, Patrick Dwyer, Abby Fisher, Eliza Fisher, Matt Gerber, Josh Judin, Giovanni Lazu, Patrick Mahoney, Philip Meranus, Keila Muñoz, Geiddy Muñoz, Hayden Nadine, Hadas Pri-Paz, Marilyn Raider, Barbara Salant, Shira Schleifer, Trevor Scott, Betsy Silverman, John Solomon, David Winter, and Sam Yaggy.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE AND PRICES:

Sunday, June 8 at 2pm and 7pm

Tuesday, June 10 at 7:30pm -- $10

Thursday, June 12 at 7:30pm -- $10

Sunday, June 15 at 2pm and 7pm

Except for the Tuesday and Thursday performances which are $10, tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for seniors and students if purchased online at www.riverdaley.org/fiddler, or $22 for adults and $14 for seniors and students if purchased at the door prior to showtime. Tickets may also be purchased by phone 24/7 by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 and selecting option 1. For group sales, email mraider@riverdaley.org.

ABOUT RIVERDALE RISING STARS: Riverdale Rising Stars, under the direction of Founder Laurie Walton, was created to provide the teens of the Riverdale community and beyond a professional repertory company experience, creating a nurturing environment where they feel free to express themselves artistically; as they grow both onstage and off. Since our inception 13 years ago, we have now expanded our programming to include Rising Stars Jr. and Riverdale Repertory Company. Of greatest importance is the way that all build self-esteem, learn enormous respect for others, develop camaraderie and create lifelong friendships. Together, these award-winning companies provide a world of expression, passion and creativity for all ages. Summer Stage, the Riverdale Rising Stars performing arts camp for children ages 6-13, will culminate in performances of DISNEY'S PETER PAN, JR. in August. For more information about upcoming productions, auditions, and the 2014-2015 season which will be announced in September, visit www.RiverdaleRisingStars.com.

ABOUT THE RIVERDALE YM-YWHA: The mission of the Riverdale YM-YWHA is to be the hub that brings together members of the Jewish and wider community. At the Y, individuals and families of all backgrounds and abilities gather to grow, to learn, and to deepen their understanding of themselves and their connections to one another. Rooted in Jewish values, our cultural, social, educational, health and wellness programs offer members of all ages multiple pathways into the richness of our local community life. Through our programs and partnerships, we strive to improve the quality of life in the Riverdale community and celebrate its uniqueness and its diversity. www.RiverdaleY.org.

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