Buell Theatre | Denver, Colorado
Fiddler on the Roof is one of the most entertaining musicals ever written, and show goers absolutely love it. Of course, watching the show on Sunday 19th March 2023 at The Buell Theatre will have an absolute blast. Expect to see some of the top visuals and props that the industry has ever produced, a score that is second to none, and one of the most downright profound meanings of any theater production; "Without tradition, our lives would be as shaky as a fiddler on the roof." Tickets will sell out instantly, so be sure to purchase yours today.
Featuring music by Jerry Bock, book by Joseph Stein, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is based in the Pale of Settlement in Imperial Russia in or around the year 1905. Sholem Aleichem's novel "Tevye and His Daughters" (also titled "Tevye the Dairyman") served as the brilliance behind this work of art. As the narrative opens, Tevye, a milkman in the small village of Anatevka, is struggling to preserve the Jewish traditions of his family in the face of fresh influences. Tevye has to accept the individual identity of his three daughters and their need to marry for love, despite his growing distaste for the men they intend to marry. Eventually, the Tsar issues a decree ordering the Jews of the area to relocate.
This musical took home nine Tony Awards, including those for best musical, score, book, direction, and choreography. In 1971, it was adapted into a successful movie, and the five subsequent Broadway renditions have all been huge successes. Numerous school and community theater productions have also made use of it. Music such as "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," and "To Life (L'Chaim!)" are sure to intrigue the audience members and an absolutely brilliant cast means the story will truly come to life. If you enjoy musicals, you shouldn't miss this.