Archive: Fiddler on the Roof
November 21, 2013 – January 12, 2014
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire)
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
at Virginia Rep Center
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Direction by Anthony Smith
Choreography by Karen Getz
Direction by Richard M. Parison, Jr.
Weinstein JCC, Chabad of Virginia, and Virginia Holocaust Museum
Starring Broadway's David Benoit
"This Production is Broadway Good"
"The show belongs to David Benoit who plays Tevye... His portrayal is so authentic that you couldn’t imagine anyone else playing part. And yes, apologies to Zero Mostel – Benoit is that good."
"A musical for the whole family.
Not to be missed!"
"Get tickets to this gem!
David Benoit is a triumph as the Papa, Tevye."
"With Broadway actor David Benoit at the helm, Virginia Rep outdoes itself with a triumphant classic."
"As Tevye, David Benoit commands the stage with charisma, comic joy and dramatic power."
"The greatest asset of this production is David Benoit as Tevye... His energy, comic timing and powerful vocals add a touch of Broadway star power to the Richmond stage."
Read the Press Release with more cast information.
Humor, warmth and honesty are the heart of this Tony Award-winning, musical favorite. Tevye, a poor milkman, must weigh his family's happiness against the traditions that have preserved a way of life in his village. His eldest daughters want to marry for love rather than an auspicious match, and outside forces threaten everything he holds dear, but family and faith help see him through in a changing world. The beloved score includes "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Tradition," and "Sunrise, Sunset."
Length: approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes (+/- 15 minutes. Final running time to be added during rehearsal)
Behind the Scenes
Biography of Shalom Aleichem
By Erin Mahone, Director of Cultural Arts and Jewish Education at the Weinstein JCC
The Virginia Holocaust Museum: Community Partner for Fiddler on the Roof
By Dr. Charles W. Sydnor, Jr., President and Executive Director, Virginia Holocaust Museum
Scenic Designer, Brain Prather, talks to the cast at the first rehearsal
In addition to our community partners and season sponsors, this production is funded by Altria and BB&T.