Metro Wire Staff
Students at SPASH are ready to bring “Fiddler on the Roof” to the stage in February.
Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, the play is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and novelist Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.
Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing antisemitism of Czarist Russia.
Rich in historical and ethnic detail, the play’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
Showtimes are Thursday, Feb. 1, and Friday, Feb. 2, at 7 PM, with a Saturday matinee on Feb. 3 at 2 PM in the SPASH auditorium.
Tickets are $12 for reserved seating and $10 for general seating. Follow SPASH Musical on Facebook for more information.