Fiddler on the Roof: Musical Info & Synopsis


Synopsis:

Fiddler on the Roof is set in the early 20th century in the small village of Anatevka, Russia. The story follows Tevye, a poor Jewish milkman, and his family as they navigate the challenges of societal changes. As Tevye’s daughters challenge the customs of arranged marriage, it leads to a clash between generations. Amidst the backdrop of political and social unrest, Fiddler on the Roof explores themes of love, faith, and the struggle to maintain traditions in a changing world.


Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1900s / Russia


Creative Team

Music: Jerry Bock

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Book: Joseph Stein


Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1964)➝

Original London Cast (1967)➝

Studio Cast (1968)➝

Broadway Cast (2004)➝

Broadway Cast (2016)➝

Yiddish Cast Recording (2018)➝


Resources

Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


Tags

1960s, Based on a Book, Classic, DramaticFamily, Immigration, Narrator, PopularReligionTony Award, Weddings


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