Ensemble Cast Announced for New Production of Fiddler on the Roof
The remaining members of the cast have been announced for the new Australian production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, opening at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre from 29th December. A Sydney season at the Capitol Theatre from 24th March 2016 will follow.
Australian musical theatre superstar, Anthony Warlow, returns direct from Broadway to play the coveted role of Tevye and will join Australian stage and screen star, Sigrid Thornton, ARIA award winning musician Lior, funny-man Mark Mitchell and acclaimed actress Nicki Wendt in this production.
Playing Tevye’s five daughters are Teagan Wouters (Dirty Dancing) as Tzeitel, Monica Swayne (Wicked) as Hoddel, Jessica Vickers (NIDA) as Chava and making their professional adult musical theatre debuts are Madeline Perrone and Sara Reed as Sprintze and Bielke. Perchik will be played by Blake Bowden (Blood Brothers), Avram by Andrew Kroenert (City of Angels) and Fyedeka by Jensen Overend (Nice Work if You Can Get It). The role of Fruma-Sarah will be played by Sara Grenfell (Sunset Boulevard) while the Rabbi will be played by Derek Taylor.
Completing the cast in the ensemble are Prue Bell, Jared Bryan, Zoe Coppenger, Zack Curran, Mark Doggett, Matt Douglass Brett Fisher, David Hammond, Glen Hogstrom, Jennifer Peers, Matthew Predney, Annie Stanford, Darren Tyler and David Whitney.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’s celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over, Tradition, Sunrise Sunset, Matchmaker, To Life and of course, If I Were A Rich Man.
Written by Joseph Stein and based on Sholem Aleichem’s short story, ‘Tevye and His Daughters’, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF debuted at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in 1964. It ran for 3,242 shows, becoming the longest-running musical in 1972. Set in 1905 in a small Jewish village in Tzarist Russia, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF tells the story of milkman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in a changing world. One of Tevye’s 5 daughters, Tzeitel, wants to marry a poor tailor instead of a middle-aged butcher her father has chosen for her in the tradition of arranged marriages. The story follows Tevye as he attempts to hold onto his family values despite sweeping social change.
For audiences young and old, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will be a theatrical experience not to be missed.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
MELBOURNE – PRINCESS THEATRE – FROM DECEMBER 29
SYDNEY – CAPITOL THEATRE – FROM MARCH 24
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