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Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013

Author looks into the worldwide success of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

 In the hugely popular musical Fiddler on the Roof, the fiddler himself is a metaphor for survival in a life of uncertainty and imbalance. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish traditions while outside influences challenge their
04.01.2013 | | Posted at 12:20 PM
By David Luhrssen
  Sholem Aleichem wrote stories by the bushel, but is best known for one set of characters, the milkman Tevye and his family in a small Russian-Jewish village in the late 19th century. Tevye found his way from the written page and into film and onto the stage, took up singing on Broadway and found his way back into movies in Fiddler on the Roof (1971). Although torn from their ancie...
06.15.2011 | | Posted at 11:32 PM

The strange case of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

By Russ Bickerstaff
Fiddler On The Roof has instant name recognition. It’s one of the few American musicals that nearly everyone can visualize at the slightest mention of the name. The 47-year-old musical continues to leave an indelible impression on popular consciousness. In town this week, the touring Broadway production is likely one of presumed attendance for some in the area—the response to its arrival in ...
02.27.2011 | | Posted at 10:41 PM

National Touring Production Hits Whitewater and Wausau

By Russ Bickerstaff
As March begins, the National Touring production of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof makes it through Wisconsin for it’s only two engagements prior to it’s mid-June series at the Marcus Center.  March 1st, the show graces the stage of UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium. The show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets range in price from $45.50 -$25.50 and can be reserved by calling 262-472-2222...