Set in a small village in turn-of-the-century Russia, Fiddler On The Roof is a timeless story. Touching on themes of family, tradition, prejudice, and faith, the play has been a smash hit success since it was performed for the first time on Broadway in 1964.
Under the direction of “Fiddler veteran” Roberta Goot, Fiddler On The Roof is making its return to Moriah College to mark the school’s 75th anniversary. The play, which will feature a cast of over 150 Moriah students, staff, parents, grandparents, and alumni has been performed twice before at the College, both times under Goot’s leadership.
The cast is not only brought together by their shared love for their school, but, for many of them, by their shared genes.
“Like the show itself – the cast is full of wonderful characters with amazing stories: an Australian Olympic silver medallist performing with his son; a mother performing alongside her four children; a father who performed in 1994, acting alongside his son who assumes the role he played back then; two parents with two daughters all onstage together…”
Goot, in the tradition of great directors, also hopes that her production will do more than just entertain its audience. She aims to use her platform to spark thought and conversation.
“Fiddler resonates with our community as it deals with many challenges we still face and offers, through its music, some solutions.”
This production of Fiddler offers a fresh take on a fantastic story. It is not to be missed.
Oct 21-Nov 1. Moriah College, Queens Park Rd, Queens Park 2022. $65+b.f. Tickets & Info: www.moriah.nsw.edu.au
By Gabe Merkel