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Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!

Goodspeed Musicals celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Official Press Opening is tonight, July 16, 2014. Check out a first look at the opening preview party below!

Fiddler on the Roof features Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics bySheldon Harnick, Book by Joseph Stein which is based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl.

Leading the cast is Adam Heller as Tevye. David Perlman (Broadway's Baby It's You) plays Motel. Elizabeth DeRosa (Broadway's Mary Poppins) plays Hodel. Tzeitel is played by Barrie Kreinik, Chava is played by Jen Brissman, Fyedkais played by Timothy Hassler, and Perchik is played by Abdiel Vivancos. John Payonk (Goodspeed's The Most Happy Fella 2013) plays Lazar Wolf and Joy Del Valle (Goodspeed's Annie Get Your Gun) plays Shprintze. Allegra Rosa will play Bielke.

The ensemble includes Matthew Amira (Goodspeed's The Most Happy Fella), Will Burton (Hello, Dolly!), and Max Chucker, who will be the Fiddler. Joining the ensemble will be Michael J. Farina (Happy Days at The Norma TerrisTheatre) as Mordcha. Mr. Farina's Broadway credits include In My Life, Seussical, My Fair Lady, and Fiddler on the Roof. Joy Hermalyn of Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof, La Bohème, Candide, and Cyrano-The Musical will play Fruma Sarah. Jeremy Lawrence will play the Rabbi, and Darren Matthias(Goodspeed's Lizzie Borden at The Norma Terris Theatre) will play the Constable. Other ensemble members includeJeanette Minson, Curtis Schroeger and Dereck D. Seay. Charles South who participated in the 2012 Goodspeed Festival of New Artists will play Mendel.Jesse Swimm (Broadway's Mary Poppins and Goodspeed's High Button Shoes) will play Nacham and Eileen Tepper(Cutman a boxing musical at The Norma Terris Theatre) will play Shandel. The swings are Rob Montgomery and Paige Sommerer.

Fiddler on the Roof will be directed by Rob Ruggiero. Parker Esse will again join forces with Ruggiero as Choreographer. Michael Schweikardt will be the Scenic Designer. Costumes will be designed by Alejo Vietti. Lighting Design will be by John Lasiter and Sound Design will be by Jay Hilton.

The Music Director for Fiddler of the Roof will be Michael O'Flaherty. F. Wade Russo will be Assistant Music Director. Orchestrations will be provided by Dan DeLange.

Fiddler of the Roof is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.

Tickets are available through the Box Office (860.873.8668), open seven days a week, or on-line at goodspeed.org.

Photo Credit: Diane Sobolewski


Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Derek Seay and Will Burton

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Matthew Amira and Jen Brissman

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Barrie Kreinik, Jen Brissman, and Elizabeth DeRosa

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
The Cast

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Abdiel Vivancos and Elizabeth DeRosa

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Jen Brissman and Timothy Hassler

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
David Perlman, Timothy Hassler, Abdiel Vivancos

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Matthew Amira, Charles South, Will Burton and Jesse Swimm

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
David Perlman and Barrie Kreinik

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
The Cast

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
The Cast

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Director Rob Ruggiero with choreographer Parker Esse

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Adam Heller, Cheryl Stern, Lori Wilner and Rob Ruggiero

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Cheryl Stern with director Rob Ruggiero

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Adam Heller, Lori Wilner and Rob Ruggiero

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Adam Heller with director Rob Ruggiero

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Cheryl Stern and Lori Wilner

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
The Cast

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
The Cast

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
FIDDLER Opening

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
FIDDLER Opening

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Jesse Swimm, Max Chucker, Will Burton and Matthew Amira

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
Adam Heller and Lori Wilner

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
The Cast



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