"Fiddler on the Roof"

The long running Broadway hit “Fiddler on the Roof” returns to the Footlite stage with performances November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, 2007. Footlite has presented the 1965 Tony Award winner for Best Musical in 1971, 1981 and 1997. Veteran director Camilla Upchurch will direct the new production.

“Fiddler,” based on Shalom Aleichem's stories about Tevye, a poor dairyman in Czarist Russia, was written by Joseph Stein with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock.

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and growing anti-Semitism. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, this musical has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. It's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.


Tevye: Ronnie Katz
Golde: Lori Ecker
Tzeitel: Annie Keris
Hodel: Melissa Ai-Ling Walsh
Chava: Michelle Watsky
Shprintze: Madelyn Koester
Bielke: Kara Oates
Motel: Christopher Noffke
Perchik: Eddie Foggs
Fyedka: David Michael Cress
Yente: Brenda Upchurch
Lazar Wolf: Dorwin Starr
Mordcha: Scott Hainey
The Rabbi: Steve Redman
Mendal: Andy Peck
Avram: Rich Baker
Grandma Tzeitel: Carol Kirk
Fruma-Sarah: Marie Beason
Constable: Dean Reynolds
Sasha: Dave Rosencrans Fiddler: Vince Pratt

Adult Ensemble

Emily Belfus
Gloria Bray
Kim Buckley
Tracy Ditsworth
Danielle Garrett
Jason Heath
Donna Huss
Shauna Keith
Randy Koester
Jan Kreusher
Billy Lafara
Bat-el Miller
Kellen Robinson
Andrew Szykula
Sue Warrick
Deb Weinmann
Kayla Wigginton

Youth Ensemble

Anna Christianson
Kendall Cohen
Kennedy Davis
Henry Jones
Jack Koester
Garrett McKenna
Yasmine Mhedhbi
Drew Nixon
Mary Jo Soller


Producer: Scott Hainey
Director: Camilla Upchurch
Vocal Director: John Phillips
Musical Conductor: Larry BoneBright
Choreographer: Linda Rees
Scenic Designer: Brenda Upchurch
Lighting Design: R. Brian Noffke
Costume Designer: Susan Sanderock
Technical Director: Brenda Upchurch
Property Mistress: Carol Kirk
Hair Design: Mindy Martz
Make Up Design: Dorwin Starr
Dramaturg: Jan Kreuscher
Stage Manager: Amanda Lane
Assistant Director: Rich Baker
Assistant Technical Director: Tom Noffke
Set Builder: Steve Graf
Lighting Control: Carmen Upchurch
Sound Operator: Carmen Upchurch
Spotlight Operator: Jan DeFerbrache
Publicity Director: Bill Hale
Box Office Manager: Bill Hale


November 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, 2007


Friday, Saturday: 8pm
Sunday: 2:30pm

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