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 societal changes. Tevye’s daughters challenge the customs of arranged marriage by pursuing their own desires, leading to clashes between generations. Amidst the backdrop of political and social unrest, the musical explores themes of love, faith, and the struggle to maintain traditions in a changing world.
Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)
Cast Size: 20+
Setting: 1900s / Russia
Music: Jerry Bock
Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick
Book: Joseph Stein
Audition Songs: Theatre Trip
Licensing: Music Theatre International➝
Sheet Music: Amazon➝
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