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Spry Middle School to Perform Fiddler on the Roof

Spry Middle School will bring the musical classic Fiddler on the Roof Jr. to the stage March 6 and 7 in the Willink Middle School Auditorium.  

A powerful celebration of the human spirit, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. is the tale of love, laughter, loyalty, provocation, and tradition. This all takes place in the face of a changing world.  In the small eastern European village of Anatevka on the eve of the Russian Revolution, Tevye (Ryan P.), a Jewish milkman, and his wife Golde (Anika P.) search for acceptable husbands for their three lively daughters, Tzeitel (Cameron S.), Hodel (Emily S.), and Chava (Cassidy S.).   Tevye must choose between their happiness and his beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Meanwhile, the family begins to face larger forces as Jews are being persecuted in their homeland, threatening the very life Tevye strives to protect. Moments of pride and joy occur as Tevye and the people of Anatevka find that their future is as unpredictable as a fiddler on a roof (Rachael K.).


The bevy of memorable characters who inhabit Anatevka include the local matchmaker, Yente (Hannah B.), and village butcher Lazar Wolf (Conner B.), who has set his sights on Tzeitel.  Also desiring Tzeitel is Motel Kamzoil (Jack B.), a poor tailor who must work up the courage to ask Tevye for her hand.  Fyedka (Nicholas B.), a Russian soldier, falls in love with bookworm Chava.

The outside world is embodied in the character of Perchik (Aidan J.), a student from Kiev who brings change to the village.  

Fiddler on the Roof Jr. illustrates how strong family ties, customs, and love can help carry a family through the woes of oppression.   This touching story is punctuated by an unforgettable score that weaves the emotional strains of “Sunrise, Sunset” and the rousing “If I Were a Rich Man” with the exuberant “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and triumphant “Tradition.” Rich in historical and ethnic detail, the musical has touched audiences around the world with its humor and warmth. It's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy, and sadness.

Tickets for Fiddler on the Roof Jr. are $7 each and will go on sale online at in the weeks ahead.

Shows will be Friday and Saturday, March 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly plus a 2:30 p.m. matinee on March 7. Please note that due to the construction taking place at Spry Middle School, all of these performances will take place on the Willink Middle School stage.

Directed by William Ambler. Vocal Director is Lon Beery, choreographer is Jackie Collins, and production manager is Tricia Mungo.  Book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Brock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnik.


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