S-E brings ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ to the stage

SHERBURNE – The Sherburne-Earlville High School will bring its rendition of “Fiddler on the Roof” to the stage of the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday.

Once praised as one of the longest running musicals on Broadway, “Fiddler on the Roof” tells the story of Tevye, his wife, Golde, and their five daughters. Stooped in the Jewish cultural traditions of early 20th century Russia, the play’s story line puts Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman, and his family amidst circumstances where they must confront the Jewish traditions that have a stronghold on their community, and make decisions to break those traditions – specifically when it comes to love and marriage.

The play itself has earned acclaim both on and off Broadway. Musical numbers such as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “If I Were a Rich Man” emphasize a catchier side of traditional Russian folk melodies and choreography.

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