The Area Stage Company is excited to announce that the beloved Broadway show “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR,” will open at ASC’s theatre in Coral Gables on November 1st.
ASC’s own award-winning Associate Artistic Director Giancarlo Rodaz will direct the musical, having just received the prestigious 2019 Silver Palm award for direction of “She Kills Monsters” and “The Wizard of Oz.”
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR, a timeless theatrical masterpiece about the importance of community in the face of change, is a story is set in 1905 in the little village of Anatevka, under Czarist Russian rule. It revolves around Jewish milkman Tevye and his five daughters, all at or approaching marrying age. Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them traditional values, even among changing social mores and growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. While Tevye is stuck in old ways, the daughters embrace a new generation.
Fiddler’s musical score, by Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features Broadway classics loved the world over, including “Tradition,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life.” The New York Daily News called FIDDLER “A universal story of hope, love and acceptance, a stunning, joyful and jubilant musical masterpiece.”
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR is an ASC Stage II Conservatory production, with student actors ages 12 and up. The running time is 1 hour. Performances are on Fridays at 7:30 PM; Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM; and Sundays at 5:00 PM, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 10, 2019.