Fiddler on the Roof (2012)

Fiddler on the Roof

One of the most beloved Broadway musicals, Fiddler on the Roof tells the unforgettable story of Tevye the dairyman, his family and fellow villagers as they struggle to hold onto their traditions amid the upheaval of the Russian Revolution.

  • Book by Joseph Stein
  • Music by Jerry Bock
  • Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
  • Based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

Production Team

  • Director: Marybeth Pidgeon
  • Assistant Director: Marisa Bosa
  • Musical Director: Lisa Webber

Plot Synopsis

Set on the eve of the Russian Revolution, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in the little village of Anatevka. Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instil in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Opening with the haunting strains of a fiddler perched high on a roof, the story of an unforgettable cast of characters soon unfolds. Rich in historical and cultural detail, Fiddler on the Roof has touched people around the world with its humour, warmth and honesty.

Musical Score

Credit: Kent McCormick, Rochester Summer Music Theatre

The Tony-award winning musical features a celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, with some of the best-loved songs of all time, including: “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Matchmaker.”

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684