June 3 - June 25, 2016
Matinees June 11 & 18
Directed by Marilyn Whipple
The Heritage Community Theatre proudly announces the timeless family classic, “Flddler On The Roof.” It will be performed June 3 through 25. “Fiddler” is one of the longest running productions on Broadway because of its humanistic themes, its warm and humerous script, and its memorable musical score.
Tevye, a poor milkman and humble Jewish father, finds his devotion to God tested by his headstrong daughters, who want to be their own matchmakers, while the growing anti-semitism of Czarist Russia threatens the world he knows so well. “Fiddler OnThe Roof” celebrates family, community, and life’s unexpected miracles.
Director Marilyn Whipple, of Centerville, who is making her Heritage Theatre debut as director states, “I jumped at the chance to direct “Fiddler.” It is one of the “perfectly written shows.” It is full of universal themes, a romantic storyline, the complexity of family and community relationships, and political persecution and turmoil. Its most amazing thread, though, is that it forces the audience to look at human differences. Add to that a strong story, an unforgettable musical score, and it becomes an experience that can change your life.”
Director Whipple adds, “This show, for as long as it has been around, brings out talented
performers. We have an unusually talented cast, many of whom are local, and many who travel
to have the opportunity to be a part of this show again. Theatre goers will recognize the name,
Layne Willden, giving a fine repeat performance as Tevye, Marcia Holmes, playing Golde, and Allisha Larsen, who plays Yente. Many favorite local performers help fill out the cast. She adds, “This show carries with it a magical quality, enhanced by a super talented cast. It is one you will not want to miss.”