Opened: October 23, 2018
Book by: Joseph Stein
Music by: Jerry Bock
Lyrics by: Sheldon Harnick
National Tour Cast: Yehezkel Lazarov, Maite Uzal, Jonathan Von Mering, Carol Beaugard, Joshua Logan Alexander, Danielle Allen, Jeff Brooks, Ruthy Froch, Emerson Glick, Ryne Nardecchia, Natalie Powers, Jesse Weil, Mel Weyn, Danny Arnold, Eric Mitchell Berey, Nicholas Berke, Eloise DeLuca, Derek Ege, David Ferguson, Olivia Gjurich, Michael Hegarty, Allegra Herman, Carolyn Keller, Paul Morland, Kelly Gabrielle Murphy, Jacob Nahor, Jack O’Brien, Honza Pelichovsky, Leah Platt, Lynda Senisi, Nick Siccone, Brian Silver & Britte Steele
A timeless story focusing on the Jewish religion in 1905 Russia, Fiddler on the Roofcontinues to tell its tale to generations of new audiences.
Poor dairyman Tevye (Yehezkel Lazarov) tries to keep the Jewish faith and traditions strong among his five daughters, but the three oldest – Tzeitel (Mel Weyn), Hodel (Ruthy Froch) and Chava (Natalie Powers) – want to marry men that don’t fall in line with Tevye’s wishes. Their town suffers as the Tsar evicts the Jews from their village.
Regardless of your religious beliefs, you’ll love the show and feel the power of their faith in the many musical numbers, including the amazing wedding number “The Bottle Dance.” Lazarov and Maite Uzal (as his wife Golde) have great chemistry that’s laughable and strained, but loving.
Final say: Religion is great when it unites. ★★★★★