“Fiddler on the Roof” will take to the Newton High School stage this summer, produced by the Newton Community Theatre in July.
The production will be staged at 7:30 p.m. July 9, 7:30 p.m. July 10, 2:30 p.m. July 11 and 7:30 p.m. July 11. Tickets for the production went on sale this week, available at the Newton Activity Center, 415 N. Poplar, and Designs By John, 115 W. Fifth St. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for children 12 and under and $8 for those 65 and older.
The cast began learning dance movements for the musical this week.
In the musical, based on a book by Joseph Stein and set in the Pale Settlement of Imperial Russia of 1905, Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world.
The musical was the winner of nine TONY Awards when it debuted in 1964. The Fiddler On The Roof musical was written by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and Stein.
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
Well known musical selections include "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man," and "Matchmaker, Matchmaker."
Cast list for "Fiddler on the Roof"
Avrum — Adam Chamberlain
Constable — Mark Schnable
Nachum — Maia Cuellar
Fyedka — John Jurado
Grmdma Tzeitel — Julie Garrett
Rabbi — Cody Claassen
Mordcha — Kyle Doesken
Lazar Wolfe — Dalton Smith
Bielke — Elise Kliewer
Yente — Julie Garrett
Perchik — Caleb Neu
Shprintze — Abigail Christensen
Chava — Jennifer Tozier
Hodel — Ally Tozier
Tzeitel — Tara Harms-Becker
Golde — Kristin Kliewer
Motel — Jordan Slusher
Tevye — David Kliewer
Fruma Sarah — Giovanna McQuillen Schnabel
Mendel — Ben Preheim
Shaindel — Angela Garrett
Chorus: Neva Dorado, Penny Dorado, Mariah Garrett, Raining Huo, Emily Kerbs, Eunice Kerbs, Emma Kliewer, Paige Kliewer-McClellan, Jasper Krehbiel, Missy Richardson, Mykala Sprague and Hannah Sweeley