Published March 26. 2023 01:04AM
“Fiddler on the Roof,” is perched above the stage at 7 p.m. March 29, 30, 31, April 1; 2 p.m. April 1, 2, auditorium, Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Avenue, Emmaus.
A poor milkman with five daughters attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon his family in an Imperial Russia settlement in 1905.
Director Jill Kuebler is assisted by Music Director Julia Wallace, Set Designer Chris Kollar and Choreographer Jerri L. Brown.
The musical, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein, is based on “Tevye and His Daughters,” a series of short stories by Sholem Aleichem.
“Fiddler on the Roof” premiered on Broadway in 1964, receiving nine Tony Awards of 10 nominations. The production received a special Tony in 1972 as the then longest-running musical in Broadway history.
The musical was revived in 1976. The 1981 Broadway revival received one Tony Award nomination. The 1990 Broadway revival received one Tony Award of two nominations. The 2004 Broadway revival was nominated for six Tony Awards. The 2015 revival received three Tony Award nominations.
Songs include “If I Were a Rich Man,” “To Life,” “Miracle of Miracles,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”
Tickets: 610-965-1650; www.locallevelevents.com/events/details/24516
From left: Julia Brown (Tzeitel), Emily Novak (Golde), Jacob Klinedinst (Tevye), Hannah Kern (Hodel), Emily Brown (Chava), “Fiddler on the Roof,” Emmaus High School.