The Robertson County Players present Fiddler On the Roof July 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 at Springfield High School in Springfield. The curtain goes up each night at 7 pm. There will also be a matinee on Saturday, July 11 at 2 pm. Fiddler On the Roof, will be under the direction of veteran director, Lewis Walling and produced by Danny Atchley. The sixty plus cast of actors, singers and dancers will be backed by a full orchestra. On-line ticket sales are available at ticketsnashville.com. $15 advance for adults, $18 at the door for adults and $10 for students.
Fiddler On the Roof, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein, set in Imperial Russia in 1905. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. The original Broadway production opened in 1964, held the record for the longest running Broadway musical for almost 10 years. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned four Broadway revivals and a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity.