Category Archives: Fiddler on the Roof

In honor of my role as The Fiddler in the Children’s Theater of Madison’s 2014 production of Fiddler on the Roof, I decided to do a series of #Fiddler facts throughout the run of the show: #MotelMonday, #TzeitelTuesday, #WhateverWednesday, #TevyeThursday, #FiddlerFriday.

Fiddler on the Roof Remixes

In honor of the closing weekend of The Children’s Theater of Madison‘s production of Fiddler on the Roof, let’s devolve back to some *interesting* remixes and covers of Fiddler tunes. To be clear, I’m not saying that I necessarily like any … Continue reading

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#MotelMonday (5/5/14)

When Fiddler on the Roof opened in Detroit in 1964, the role of Motel Kamzoil, the tailor, was played by Austin Pendleton, who had actually auditioned for the role of Perchik. When director/choreographer Jerome Robbins ended up offering him the role of … Continue reading

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#FiddlerFriday (5/2/14)

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#TevyeThursday (5/1/14)

In Fiddler on the Roof, the people of Anatevka are depicted as stereotypical shtetl residents: their “prosperity was spiritual rather than material” (Maurice Samuel as quoted in Alisa Solomon’s Wonder of Wonders, page 55) and they were “forever frozen in utter piety … Continue reading

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#WhateverWednesday (4/30/14)

This #WhateverWednesday post is going to be quick: Sheldon Harnick, lyricist for Fiddler on the Roof, Fiorello!, The Rothschilds, and many other shows, celebrated his 90th birthday on April 30, 2014 (the same year that Fiddler turned 50). Two exciting things have happened in … Continue reading

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#TzeitelTuesday (4/29/14)

In the first version of Fiddler on the Roof that Jerome Robbins read — which, by the way, was not the first draft written for the project by Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock, and Sheldon Harnick — there was a “touching musical … Continue reading

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#MotelMonday (4/28/14)

For this #MotelMonday post, I’ll get very close to Motel Kamzoil, the tailor, without actually hitting him. Instead, we will, by the end of this post, arrive at Moyshe The Tailor. Jerome Robbins, who directed and choreographed the original Broadway production … Continue reading

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