Fiddler on the Roof opens at Noosa Arts Theatre on 1 September for a three week season.
Fiddler on the Roof is a musical people love. It is filled with laughter and tenderness and tells a story we can all believe in. It has wonderful songs, engaging characters, familiar family tensions between parents and children and it portrays the saga of a whole community trying to adjust to change yet trying to retain their identity and culture.
A thread of Jewish humour leavens the story and balances some of the sadness that flows from the discrimination against this little village community.
The original 1964 production was the first musical to run for over 3000 performances. The original production and revivals in 1991 and 2004 have won a swag of Tony and other awards.
David Williams who directed the sell out, Annie, at Noosa Arts last year, is directing Fiddler. David has a wealth of experience as an Artistic Director in New Zealand, having staged over 40 major musical productions including Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Joseph, Annie, Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof. He has also written & directed local revues and theatre restaurant productions and had his own theatre company.
David has teamed up with choreographer, Madison Thew-Keyworth. In 2007 Madison completed training with the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) through their Young Actors Studio, and performed in the NIDA YAS production of A Dream Play (2007). Madison played Gigi (2008) at Noosa Arts and choreographed Annie last year. She is choreographing in the zest for life and dancing that makes Fiddler such a great musical
This Noosa Arts production of Fiddler started well with huge numbers auditioning for roles. It has a strong cast of singers, actors and dancers.
The leads, Joe Jurisevic and Lorraine Bates, as Tevye and Golde are making these roles their own in a most convincing and appealing way. A wealth of young talent plays the daughters and their suitors and there is plenty of youthful talent in the chorus and dancing troupe as well. Well known actors, Terry Parkin and Helen Ainsworth, bring years of theatrical experience to the role of Lazar Wolfe, the Butcher and Yente, the Matchmaker.
Performances are on September 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, 18 at 7.30pm and September 5, 12 and 18 at 2.00pm. Tickets are Adults: $30, Conc $26, Groups $24: Children (12 and under): $20, Groups $18. Bookings on 5449 9343, online at www.noosaartstheatre.org.au or counter bookings from 9am to noon Tues to Sat at Noosa Arts Theatre, Weyba Rd.
Fiddler on the Roof Coast News Giveaway - winner drawn
Congratulations to Helen of Currimundi who will be hitting opening night of "Fiddler on the Roof" with a friend, courtesy of the charming Mr John Woodlock of Noosa Arts Theatre! There are still tickets left for this brilliant production, so get in quick to get your spot, as they are selling fast!!
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