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April 10, 2018 > Irvington Conservatory Theater presents ?Fiddler on the Roof?

Irvington Conservatory Theater presents ?Fiddler on the Roof?

Submitted By Martha Garcia

Join us for the beloved musical theater classic ?Fiddler on the Roof? that tells the story of author Sholem Aleichem?s Tevye the Milkman, who struggles against poverty, bigotry, and the changing conventions of a new century while remaining faithful to his personal relationship with God. In this culturally and historically accurate depiction of the fictional Ukrainian-Jewish settlement of Anatevka, we meet Tevye, his wife Golde, his five daughters, and the colorful inhabitants of his Shtetl, or village. We experience the characters? joys and sorrows of surviving in early 20th century Czarist Russia, where their lives are "as shaky as a fiddler on the roof!? Familiar songs include ?If I Were a Rich Man,? "Matchmaker," ?To Life,? and ?Sunrise, Sunset.?

The original 1964 musical was the creation of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and book writer Joseph Stein. It won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical and was the first Broadway musical to surpass 3,000 performances. In 1971, it was adapted into an Oscar-winning film.

Irvington Conservatory Theater has been presenting award-winning theater for over four decades. Boasting professional sets and costumes, a live student orchestra, and a diverse cast of highly talented student performers, this timely and faithful rendition of a Broadway classic is sure to please people of all ages and faiths. The production is directed is Matthew Ballin, with vocal direction by Callie Garrett and choreography by Savannah Riddle. The roles of Tevye and Golde will be played by Niko Le and Francesca Jensen, respectively.

"Fiddler on the Roof" runs from Friday, April 13 through Sunday, April 22. Tickets range from $5 to $17 and are available at

Fiddler on the Roof
Friday, Apr 13 ? Sunday, Apr 22
7 p.m. (matinees at 2 p.m.)
Valhalla Theatre
Irvington High School
41800 Blacow Rd, Fremont
(510) 656-5711
Tickets: $5 ? $17

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