Synopsis
Manchester Community Theatre Players in collaboration with the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire presents this universal story of the life of a minority group attempting to survive in a changing world.  Tradition has provided an anchor for the Jews of Anatevka and a defense against the outside forces that would disrupt their lives. 

Set in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof  tells the story of the dairyman Tevye and his wife Golda as they attempt to preserve the family traditions.  These traditions are challenged from within when the eldest daughter, Tzeitel, begs her father to let her marry a poor tailor Motel rather than the middle-aged butcher, Lazar Wolf that he has already chosen for her with the assistance of Yenta the matchmaker. The bending of traditions goes a step further when his second daughter, Hodel, no longer seeks his permission to marry but only his blessing.  He can bend no further when his third daughter Chava chooses to marry outside the faith.   

Fiddler on the Roof provides a number of important themes that are
relevant to our modern world.  Tradition – we see its value in keeping
a society together and the negative aspects in restricting new ideas. 
Education may be seen as the enemy of tradition – driving a wedge
between parents and children.  Prejudice – or the refusal to accept
“otherness” as a source of conflict can be found currently not only
in the relationship between Jews and Arabs but also Catholics and
Protestants in Ireland, Sikhs and Hindus, Kurds and Iraqis and even
here in America based on racial, ethnic and religious differences.
Language Barriers, Assimilation, Superstition, the societal Role of
Women, Romantic love and Intermarriage are all topics raised directly
or through the lines and lyrics of the music in this rich picture of life in
Russia.  Attitudes toward God and Death, celebration of Festivals, perceiving Danger, Happiness vs. Misery, Emigration and Inter-Family Relationships are other important issues we are left to ponder as they relate to our own lives.




MCTP
Jewish Federation Theatre
698 Beech Street, Manchester, NH  03104
603-627-7679
Fiddler on the Roof
A Musical based on Shalom Aleichem stories
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock     Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Jewish Federation Theatre
October 20, 22, and 23

Erin Kane

George Piehl
Kerry Schneider
Michelle Bossie
Heather Bridges
Arielle Kaplan
Heather Dudley
Charlotte O'Neill

Neil Singer
Al Graceffa
Steve Short
Mitchell Feig
Don Peterson
Alan D. Kaplan

Jet Goldberg
Marie Klinedintz
Susan D. LaBrie
Margaret Nikoleit
Theresa Pratte

Tom Anastasi
Marc Rodriquez
Brandon Kincaid
Ovid Slavin
Sean Damboise
James Astbury
Daniel Astbury
Ron Janowitz

Dan Merriman
Ricky Englander
Lauriel Faltin
Pat Sawicki

Jan Belmont
Rachel Dudley
Julia Astbury, Elizabeth Baseman, Caroline Cielinski, Rebecca Cielinski, Eugenia Fandunyan, Rivelle Feldman, Talia G rodman, Susan LaBrie, Margaret Nikoleit, Courtney Silveira-Freeman


Cast
Orchestra
Keyboards/Conductor, Peter Bridges
Flute, Susan Grodman
Percussion, Terry Goodman
Clarinet, Don Goldstone and Kraig Lamper
Trumpet, Glenn DePine and David Kamen


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Production Crew
Alan D. Kaplan, Director
Peter Bridges, Music Director
Lynn Boyer, Choreographer
Ilene Brogadir, Stage Manager
Matt Cahoon, Technical Director
Carey Cahoon, Set Design
Dennis Schneider, Lighting
Michael O'Keefe, Sound Engineer
Mary Selvoski, Costumer

Fiddler
Tevye's Family
Tevye
Golde
Tzeitel
Hodel
Chava
Shprintze
Bielke
Papas
Lazar Wolf
Rabbi
Mordechai
Avram
Jakov
Chaim
Mamas
Yente, the Matchmaker
Shayndel
Mirala
Freydel
Rivka
Sons
Motel
Perchek
Mendel
Yussel
Yitzuk
Label
Shloime
Nachum, The Beggar
Russians
Fyedka
Sasha
Vladek
Vladimir

GramdmaTzeitel
Fruma Sarah
Ensemlble