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Experience the Tradition of “Fiddler On The Roof”

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Chaim Topol as Tevye and The Company (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Chaim Topol as Tevye and The Company (Photo by Joan Marcus)

“Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as … as a fiddler on the roof,” announces Tevye, a humble milkman from the Russian village of Anatevka. So begins a tale of love and laughter, devotion and defiance, and changing traditions. The Tony Award winning Fiddler On The Roof continues to capture the hearts of people all over the world with its universal appeal.

This North American Tour offers San Diego audiences a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Jerome Robbins’ original Broadway direction and choreography, complete with the star of the original West End production and the 1971 film, Chaim Topol. Fiddler On The Roof plays at San Diego Civic Theatre, July 14-19.

Never has any other musical so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience. Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler On The Roof is a family musical about the bonds that hold husbands and wives and parents and children together in times of hardship and joy. Tevye’s struggle with the customs of the next generation is punctuated by an unforgettable score that includes the haunting “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Tradition.”

Topol joins this tour on the heels of a successful, short tour in the South Pacific. In 1972 Topol won a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Actor category for his performance in the film. In 1983 he reprised the role of Tevye in a London revival and in 1990 he again played the part in a Broadway revival and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

Fiddler On The Roof
A Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation
July 14-19
Tickets: $18-$79

San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Street (In Downtown San Diego)
Box Office: (619) 570-1100 or Ticketmaster (800) 745-3000
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