STAGES St. Louis Adds 9/28 Performance of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
STAGES St. Louis has announced the opening of the timeless Tony Award winning musical Fiddler on the Roof. The treasured tale of family and tradition will play at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, September 5th through October 5th . Due to an unprecedented advance in sales, STAGES has added a performance to the original schedule on Sunday, September 28 at 7:30 pm.
One of the most touching creations in the history of Broadway, Fiddler On The Roof exudes a warmth and humor unlike any other American Musical. Set in politically tumultuous 1905 Russia, Tevye the milkman must adjust to the changing world around him, as each of his five daughters move further away from spiritual tradition. An inspiring and universal tale of heritage, love, and acceptance, Fiddler On The Roof features such heartfelt and beloved songs as "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man," and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker." Featuring a book by Joseph Stein with Music by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler On The Roof is a musical masterpiece that will last forever in your heart! STAGES' production of Fiddler on the Roof stars Broadway Actor Bruce Sabath as Tevye.
Fiddler on the Roof opened on September 22, 1964 at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway. The initial production ran for an unprecedented 3,242 performances, at the time making it the longest running musical in Broadway history. Having been the first musical in history to run for more than 3,000 performances, Fiddler on the Roof held the title of longest-running musical for ten years, and garnered a special Tony for this feat in 1972. Among the nine 1965 Tony Awards won by the production including Best Musical, the role of Tevye earned the legendary Zero Mostel his second Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. An acclaimed 1971 film adaption starring Chaim Topol earned three Academy Awards and box office success. The past 50 years have seen four Broadway revivals, many included stars like Harvey Fierstein, Rosie O'Donnell, Alfred Molina, and Lea Michele in various roles.
STAGES is delighted to present Bruce Sabath in Fiddler on the Roof. Sabath played Larry in The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Company. Other New York credits include Hello Again, Platinum, and The Countess of Storyville. TV credits include "Boardwalk Empire," "Onion Sports Dome," and "I Love a Beekeeper."
Also starring is St. Louis Actress Kari Ely (Golde), who returns to STAGES, previously appearing in numerous STAGES productions including the 2013 production of My Fair Lady and The Secret Garden, State Fair, and Promises, Promises. Other credits include Henry IV and Henry V at Shakespeare Festival of St. Louis and Sunday in the Park With George at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Making her STAGES debut, Broadway Actress Rachel Coloff (Yente) has appeared as Yente previously in the 2004 Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof. Other credits include the Broadway production of Urinetown as well as Off-Broadway productions of My Fair Lady, Das Barbecu, and Tip Toes at Carnegie Hall. St. Louis Actor Christopher Limber (Lazar Wolf) returns to STAGES, previously appearing in Camelot. In St. Louis, Limber has appeared in 15 shows at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.
Rounding out the cast in alphabetical order are Stephen Barnowski (Nachum), Peggy Billo (Shaindel), David Bryant Johnson (Fyedka), Grace Clark (Shprintze), Jon Cooper (Priest/Yussel/Misha), Jason Michael Evans (Perchik), Ryan Fitzgerald (Yankel/Vladimir), Katie Hamilton-Meier (Anya), Julie Hanson (Hodel), Steve Isom (Mordcha), Hannah Kiem (Rivka/Grandmother Tzeitel), Erik Keiser (Schmuel/Sasha), Maria Knasel (Bielke), Jonathan Kwock (Chaim/Pyotr), Stephanie Lynne Mason (Tzeitel), Carissa Massaro (Chava), Morgan McDonald (Surcha), Alex Meuret (Jakov), Nick Orfanella (Motel), Rich Pisarkiewicz (Avram), Whit Reichert (The Constable), Bruce Reybold (Rabbi), Lauren Roesner (Mirala/Fruma-Sarah), Ronan Ryan (Duvidel), Paul Sabala (The Fiddler), and Aaron Umsted (Mendel).
The creative team for the production includes: Michael Hamilton (Direction), Gary John LaRosa (Choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (Musical Direction), James Wolk (Scenic Design), Lou Bird (Costume Design), Matthew McCarthy (Lighting Design), Stuart M. Elmore (Orchestral Design).
STAGES would like to thank Foundation Sponser Edward Chase Garvey Memorial Foundation, Production Sponsors Jim and Lynne Turley, and Education Sponsors Piening Family Fund and Sakiyama Family Foundation.
Single tickets are on sale now and prices range from $20 - $57. STAGES performs in the intimate, 377-seat Robert G. Reim Theatre at the Kirkwood Civic Center, 111 South Geyer Road in St. Louis, MO. For more information or to purchase tickets call 314-821-2407 or visit www.StagesStLouis.org.