Fiddler on the Roof premiers Saturday


    Dim the lights and get ready for the Montgomery County Council for the Performing Arts (MCCPA) production of the “Fiddler on the Roof” set to open Saturday, October 1 at Roosevelt Auditorium.
    “Fiddler on the Roof” returns for its second production by MCCPA. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.
    “Fiddler” will take to the stage for four shows over the course of two weeks.
    Opening night will be this Saturday at 7 p.m. with a second show to follow Sunday, October 2, at 2 p.m.
    Another Sunday production is scheduled for October 9 at 2 p.m. with the final performance set for Monday, October 10 at 7 p.m.
    Cost for each performance is $6 per person.
    Cast and crew consists of members and friends of the Montgomery County Council for the Performing Arts which was organized in 1985.
    This year’s production will feature a real fiddler on the roof in Allie Strother and a real fiddler in the orchestra in violinist Victor Li Mandri. Mandri will be joined by pianist Kristin La Medrid. Both are from Hot Springs.
    For more information about Fiddler on the Roof, or MCCPA check out their Facebook page.

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