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“Fiddler” Opens Friday!

Joe Romangoli is Tevye
Joe Romangoli is Tevye

The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Fiddler on the Roof as a co-production with The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia in the Maier Performance Hall on October 31, November 1, 7 and 8, 2014 at 7:30 PM with matinees on Sunday November 2 and 9, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Your PopCulteer and his wife were lucky enough to bring our cameras to a dress rehearsale so we could bring you this quick video preview.

10633134_10154951599550107_6973701302605028493_oFiddler on the Roof is the legendary musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on the short story “Tevye and his Daughters” by Sholem Aleichem. This year marks a half-century since this landmark musical debuted on Broadway, and this is the fifth time that The Guild has produced this musical locally.

The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Fiddler on the Roof opens this Friday at The Clay Center, and you can expect the usual excellence from The Guild. The cast list can be found after the jump.

CAST

Joseph Romagnoli Tevye
Rebecca Mullins Golde
Beth Winkler Bowden Tzeitel
Brynna Horswell Hodel
Katherine Shaver Chava
Paige Isaacs Sprintze
Bria White Biekle
Stephen Hawyard Motel
Jonathan Tucker Perchik
Debbie Cannada Yente
Chris Terpening Lazar Wolf
Carl D. Simpkins II Fyedka
Mark Felton Avram
Eric Hudnall Mendel
Tom Marchio Rabbi
Ric Bertolotti Mordcha
Jim Damron Constable
Dennis Pauley Nachum
Marsha Isaacs Grandma Tzeitel
Laurie Pennington Fruma Sarah
Terry Terpening Shaindel
Bob McCarty Fiddler/Bottle Dancer
Horace Emery Bottle Dancer
Max Ross Sasha/Bottle Dancer
Kevin Swafford Bottle Dancer

Villagers
Jane Auge
Stevie Brigode
Lora Adkins
Haley Burgess
Lindsey Duvall
Dawson Eagle
Marc D. Golden
Will Manahan
Shannon Mikeal
Erin Murphy
Cassandra Phelps
Toni M. Pilato
Megan Posey
Moira Reilly
Timmy Walker

Nina Denton Pasinetti is the Director/Choreographer.
John Marshall is the musical director.
David Patrick is the accompanist.