After a successful run in Melbourne, it’s now Sydney’s turn to see the incredible Anthony Warlow, along with a talented all-star cast, starring in Fiddler on the Roof at the Capitol Theatre.
Produced by Tim Lawson for The Works Entertainment from a book by Joseph Stein, with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock, audiences will delight in hearing such favourites as If I Were A Rich Man, Matchmaker, Matchmaker and Tradition along with many other songs accompanied by the live orchestra.
Directed by the acclaimed Roger Hodgman and boasting the spectacular choreography of Jerome Robbins, this timeless musical set in the nineteenth century is as relevant today as it was when the show premiered over 51 years ago.
Set in a small village in Czarist Russia, the mainly Jewish population is constantly under threat from the pogroms and the Czar’s army but despite these dangers the villagers try to live a normal life. The story centers on Tevye the milkman, (played by Anthony Warlow) and his relationship with wife Golde, (played by Sigrid Thornton) and their three daughters. As well as the love Tevye feels for his family and birthplace, his other feelings of pride and dignity, along with sorrow and oppression while experiencing threats from the enemies of his people, play an integral part in his current existence and plans for the future.
Mark Mitchell is a joy to watch as LaZar Wolf, who has desires for making Tevye’s eldest daughter his wife, however true love wins when she marries Motel, played by singer/songwriter LIOR, making his theatrical debut.
Fiddler On The Roof, one of the greatest musical masterpieces of our time, plays at the Capitol Theatre Sydney until 8 May 2016. Make sure you don’t miss this thoroughly enjoyable show that’s full of humour, tradition and warmth.
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