Moorestown Theater Company presents Fiddler on the Roof July 17

Fiddler

The Moorestown Theater Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof for nine performances, July 17–20 and July 24–26. The performances will take place at the William Allen Middle School, 801 N. Stanwick Road in Moorestown.

Showtimes are: Thursday, July 17 (7 p.m.); Friday, July 18 (7 p.m.); Saturday, July 19 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.); Sunday, July 20 (2 p.m.); Thursday, July 24 (7 p.m.); Friday, July 25 (7 p.m.); and Saturday, July 26 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.). Tickets are $15, with all seats reserved, and can be purchased online at www.moorestowntheatercompany.org or by calling (856) 778–8357.

Celebrating its 50th year as one of the world’s best-loved musicals, Fiddler on the Roof is based on the tales by Shalom Aleichem and set in Tzarist Russia in 1905. This touching musical tells the story of Tevye, a poor milkman, who must weigh his family’s happiness against the traditions that have preserved a way of life in his village for centuries. His eldest daughters want to marry for love rather than an auspicious match, and outside political forces threaten everything he holds dear. The musical produced well-known songs such as Sunrise, Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man and Matchmaker.

Fiddler on the Roof was one of the first Broadway musicals to deal with serious issues such as persecution, poverty and holding on to one’s beliefs. It debuted at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway September 22, 1964, and ran for 3,242 shows, becoming the longest-running musical in 1972. It won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor (Zero Mostel), Best Supporting Actress (Maria Karnilova) and Best Director (Jerome Robbins) as well as awards for author, producer, choreographer, costume design and composer and lyricist. In 1991 it won another Tony Award as Best Revival of a Musical. A 1971 movie version directed by Norman Jewison was nominated for Best Picture and picked up three Academy Awards.

Moorestown Theater Company’s Fiddler on the Roof is made possible through the support of its production partners: Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, D.J.K. Roofing, Firmus Labs & Pharmacy, SJ Magazine and the Law Offices of Taenzer, Ettenson, Stockton & Aberant. For more information, please visit www.moorestowntheatercompany.org or call (856) 778–8357.