After over fifty years of entertaining audiences across the globe, the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof is coming to Skyline High School.
Winner of 9 TONY Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon. Skyline High School is incredibly privileged to produce the show this year, just as a fifth revival is preparing to open on Broadway.
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye (played by IB senior Alex Miller), a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
The Skyline Performing Arts department is extremely excited about this show, and claim it will have exceptionally high production values for a high school musical. This will be the first major production at Skyline since the auditorium received major upgrades to its sound system. And, the stage crew (lead by technical director David Dee) will be adapting a set that was donated by Pioneer Theatre Company, from their recent professional production.
Fiddler on the Roof is directed by B Rogan, with music direction by Jay Gundersen, and choreography by Megan Brown. Skyline’s Orchestra is conducted by Adam Larson.