Fiddler on the Roof Comes to Village Green Gallery
As a prelude to the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s August production of one the world’s most-loved musicals, the 1971 Academy Award-winning movie Fiddler on the Roof is showing at the Village Green Gallery in Weston on Wednesday evening, March 28th. Starting at 6:30pm, WPTC’s Resident Producing Director Steve Stettler will offer insight into the story, the show’s history on Broadway, and Weston’s plans for the upcoming production. The movie will begin at 7:00pm.
A musical, a book, and a movie, Fiddler on the Roof is based on the folk tales titled Tevye and his Daughtersby Sholem Aleichem. The story, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family's and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives.
The original Broadway production opened in 1964, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was nominated for ten Tony awards and received nine. It remains one of the most highly acclaimed, and profitable Broadway productions of all time.
This will be Weston Playhouse Theatre Company’s third production of Fiddler. The first was in the 1970s, the second was in 1993 and starred WPTC Producing Director Malcolm Ewen as Tevye. Ewen will direct the upcoming production which will feature Weston favorite David Benoit (Avenue Q and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum; Broadway’s Les Miserables.) as the beloved, long-suffering milkman. For more information on the seven shows of the 2012 Weston season, visit www.westonplayhouse.org.
The March 28th event (snow date: March 29) at Weston’s Village Green Gallery (661 Main Street) starts at 6:30pm and will finish by 10:15. Drinks and Russian refreshments will be served. Suggested donation: $10 at the door. RSVP required as seating is limited. To RSVP, call the gallery @ 802-824-3669.