Fiddler on the Roof fall musical is tonight

The orchestra rehearses for the Barlow production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” — Mark Pritchard photo

Opening night of Joel Barlow High School’s fall musical Fiddler on the Roof is tonight at 7 p.m.

Students have been rehearsing since September with director Diana Canova.

The musical tells the story of Tevye, a Jewish peasant in turn-of-the-century Russia and the father of five daughters who strives to maintain the traditions of his Jewish heritage in the face of changing social values and mounting anti-Semitism in his home country. The tension of this struggle between honoring tradition and adapting to social change is the inspiration for outstanding hit songs that took 1964 Broadway by storm and includes “Tradition,” “To Life,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Additional shows will be Friday, Nov. 16, at 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

All performances will be held at the Joel Barlow High School’s Auditorium, 100 Black Rock Turnpike, Redding.

Tickets are $12 ($10 for senior citizens). All tickets will be held at the door and there is no reserved seating. Buy tickets at the door or download the Ticket Order Form at the Joel Barlow website under Student Activities.

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