Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way – John Frost

Posted by | August 22, 2019 | Musicals

Fiddler on the Roof, one of the most renowned musicals of all time, will be brought to life at the Sydney Opera House in September 2020 and Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre in November, in a new production performed entirely in Yiddish. It premieres in Australia after sold-out seasons in New York and worldwide critical acclaim.

experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way – performed in Yiddish, the language of Tevye and his family!

Following sold-out seasons in New York, a unique, authentic language version of this much-loved musical theatre classic will play at Sydney Opera House and Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre in 2020. With direction by Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey, A Fidler afn Dakh “strikes a deep emotional chord” and “offers a kind of authenticity no other American Fiddler ever has” (The New York Times).

Fiddler on the Roof has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences around the world for over 55 years with its humour, warmth and honesty. It follows the heart-warming journey of a family whose traditions are turned upside down as the modern world starts to affect life in their idyllic village. This classic tale is a celebration of life, love, family and ultimately a story of hope.

One of the most renowned musicals of all time, the original Broadway production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. With book by Joseph Stein and based on Sholem Aleichem’s classic Yiddish stories, Fiddler on the Roof’s celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick features songs including Traditsye (Tradition), Mattshmaker (Matchmaker) and Ven Ikh Bin A Rotshild (If I Were A Rich Man).

Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. The little town of Anatevka will bustle like you’ve never heard it before.

This soul piercing Fiddler demands to be seen” – Hollywood Reporter

Backstage Credits

Performed in Yiddish with English surtitles

Based on Sholem Alechiem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl

Book by Joseph Stein

Music by Jerry Bock

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Yiddish Translation by Shraga Friedman

Originally Produced on the NY Stage by Harold Prince

Original NY Stage Production Directed & Choreographed by Jerome Robbins

Director Joel Grey

Musical Staging & New Choreography Staś Kmieć

Musical Supervisor Zalmen Mlotek

Set Designer Beowulf Boritt

Costume Designer Ann Hould-Ward

Wig and Hair Designer Tom Watson

Lighting Designer Peter Kaczorowski

Sound Designer Dan Moses Schreier

Produced by Opera Australia and John Frost in association with Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins.

Originally produced by The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene

SEASON DETAILS

SYDNEY

Venue                                  Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Season                                 10 September – 31 October

Performance Times         Tues-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed & Sat 1pm, Sun 3pm

Waitlist now at fiddlerontheroof.com.au

MELBOURNE

Venue                                  Comedy Theatre, Melbourne

Season                                 From 15 November

Performance Times         Tues 7pm, Wed-Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm, Sun 3pm

Waitlist now at fiddlerontheroof.com.au

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