Geneva High School Drama Club's production of “Fiddler on the Roof,” will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on March 28 and 29, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30 in the school auditorium, 101 Carter Road.
Set in the small Russian village of Anatevka on the eve of the Russian Revolution, “Fiddler on the Roof” tells the bittersweet story of the dairyman Tevye and his family, with many familiar faces in this production.
Adrian Cowles sings the lead role of Tevye, supported by Jasmine Bush as his wife Golde, Katie Kairys, Chelsea Pratt and Grace Pilet as their daughters: Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava; and Jonathan Garcia, Marshall Keeton and Erik Freeman as their suitors: Motel, Perchik and Fyedka.
Hannah Schoonover plays Yente, the talkative matchmaker, TJ Schuhle plays Lazar Wolf, the butcher, Nina Pitifer, Grandma Tzeitel; Molly DeMatties, Fruma-Sarah.
Known for its infectious songs including “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker,” “Miracle of Miracles,” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” the show is one of Broadway’s longest-running musicals, and one of the most acclaimed and performed musicals world-wide.
Directed by Kevin Schoonover, “Fiddler” comes together with musical direction by Christine Sauter and choreography by Cara Bishop. Bruce Purdy is the technical director and Luann Preston-Wilsey is the costume designer. Puppet creation is by Deborah Poplasky while sound design and operation is by Ray Howard. Mary Schoonover is the assistant to the director and stage manager. Rebecca Caster and Josh Jolly are the production's stage crew. Steve Palumbo directs the orchestra.
Tickets — $5 in advance and $7 at the door — will be available in Geneva at Area Records and Music, the Smith Opera House, the high school office during school hours, or by calling (315) 781-5483.