The Strollers community theater will conclude its 87th season with a presentation of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. This enduring favorite will be performed for three weekends in May at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts in Maplewood.
A true musical theater classic, "Fiddler on the Roof," transports the audience to the little village of Anatevka in Czarist Russia, where poor dairyman Tevye, his wife Golda, their daughters, and a colorful community of characters struggle to celebrate the traditional values they hold dear in a world changing fast around them. The play's themes of love, loyalty, faith, and family transcend time and social barriers, leaving all who experience it in tears of sadness and joy.
"Fiddler on the Roof" features a cast that includes Joe Sireno, Marcia Schreier, Amanda Feliciano, Rebecca Soleiman, Grace Ahlin, Eila Francis, Dasha Dakkuri, Violet Pyatt, Alexandra Hermans, Mathew Schwartz, Golan Mandel, Luke Petricha, Kathleen Ann Gallagher, Steve Gabe, Melyssa Searcy, Will Hajjar, James Knight, Laurellie Jacobs Martinez, Paul Adam Bongiorno, Susan Schuman, Rod Belle, Fran Shultz, Anastasia Gangemi, Janae Khan, Merav Mandel, Rachel Soleiman, Jish Sokolsky, Olivia Bongiorno, Romon Danuser, Rebecca Graber, Dylan Graham, Molly Graham, Beth Seales, Zoe Hanson, Abigail Itzen, Wanda Maragni, Vicki Ridley, Rebecca Ryan, and Rachel Schuman. The production is directed by Carol Cornicelli and produced by Dena Daniel, with musical direction by Michael Nuzzo and stage management by Alan Foster. Other production members include costumer Fran Shultz, scenic artist Whitney Pillsbury, lighting designer John Mendlovitz, and properties mistress Yvonne Perry.
The production will be presented for three weekends at The Burgdorff Center for the Performing Arts, 10 Durand Road in Maplewood: Friday, May 3, 10, and 17 and Saturday, May 4, 11, and 18 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 5 and 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and senior citizens.
Visit www.thestrollers.org for information and to purchase tickets or call 973-761-8453 to reserve tickets.