CenterStage Fiddler on the Roof Ticket Giveaway!
Direct from Broadway’s Golden Age of musical theater, “Fiddler on the Roof” returns to CenterStage, not only as a perfect finale to their 100th anniversary season, but also as a fitting opening celebration of the Jewish Community Center of Louisville’s 125 Anniversary. With themes of tradition, family and community, there is no better way to honor the traditions of the past while looking forward to the future of these two well-known Louisville institutions than with this timeless classic.
“Fiddler on the Roof” recently celebrated its 50th anniversary proving that although the show is inherently Jewish, it appeals to all with its timeless and universal themes. “Fiddler” is a celebration of life and its constant challenges.
In a small Ukrainian village around 1910, we meet Tevye, a poor dairyman, with a wife and five daughters. While trying to balance life – like a fiddler on a roof, he attempts to hold onto his traditions despite the social changes challenging his traditional values and threatening the community he loves. While theatergoers may view “Fiddler” as a show for the older generation, the show’s relevance in today’s world cannot be ignored.
The musical will star Monroe Fields Jr., who will be reprising his role as Tevye from CenterStage’s 2006 production. Though this will be Fields’ second time at CenterStage playing the lead role, this will mark his first time since becoming a father. “Fiddler has always played an important role in my life, having met my wife, Emily, during another local production, and also playing Tevye during my senior year at New Albany High School.” Fields continues, “Having children puts a nice new perspective on Tevye. I’m coming at it from a very different place now.”
Based on Sholom Alechem’s story, “Tevye and his Daughters,” with a book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, “Fiddler on the Roof” first appeared on Broadway in 1964. It swept the Tony Awards with nine Bests, including Best Musical for a score that features the now classic songs, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Do You Love Me.” The 1971 film adaptation garnered three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe for Best Picture.
“This is my eighth time being a part of this brilliant musical. And though I have directed it five times and acted in it twice, each time I find new things,” said Artistic Director John R. Leffert. “Whether it is a recently discovered piece of history or culture or new insights into one of the characters, there is always something to make each production fresh. Being able to direct it for the Jewish Community Center on this landmark anniversary makes an already special show all the more precious.”
Join us for a special celebration at 1 p.m. March 29, as we mark the end of CenterStage’s 100th anniversary season and embark on a year-long celebration of the JCC’s 125 years of tradition in Louisville. This will include a performance by The Lost Tribe Klezmer Band, birthday cake for all and the closing performance of “Fiddler on the Roof.” If past traditions and current ticket sales are any indication, “Fiddler” will sell out every performance. Reserve your tickets today. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history.
March 12-29, 2015 - Get your tickets now as many performances are already selling out!
CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center, 3600 Dutchman’s Lane, Louisville, KY 40205
Cost: Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 at the door for adults and $16 in advance and $18 at the door for children (10 and under).
Purchase tickets: (502) 238-2709, CenterStageJCC.org or click here: http://www.ticketderby.com/event/?id=248054
About CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center: For 100 years, CenterStage has provided a venue for professional quality theatre with broad cultural appeal. CenterStage offers a premier musical theater experience for the whole community, while also providing opportunities for children, adults and seniors to participate directly in all aspects of theatre – acting, singing, dancing, set and costume construction, marketing, education and more. Audiences and cast members are racially, culturally and religiously diverse, representing the community at large. Inspired by Artistic Director John R. Leffert, each season CenterStage embarks on ambitious productions of popular Broadway shows with visually stunning sets and costumes, amazing talent and music that will move you. Our mission is to provide consistent quality theater to patrons, and present works of Jewish interest with broad cultural appeal. Sell-out audiences tell us that we’re honoring that tradition and creating a new generation of theatre-goers. “A CenterStage season ticket is arguably the best bargain in town, offering Broadway quality productions and an eclectic repertoire.” – Anne Fox Miller, CenterStage Season Subscriber
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