Fiddler on the Roof: Musical Info & 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 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.

Creative Team

Music: Jerry Bock

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick

Book: Joseph Stein

Musical Information

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1964)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Drama

Setting: 1900s / Russia

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1964)➝

Original London Cast (1967)➝

Studio Cast (1968)➝

Broadway Cast (2004)➝

Broadway Cast (2016)➝

Yiddish Cast Recording (2018)➝


Audition Songs: Theatre Trip

Licensing: Music Theatre International➝

Sheet Music: Amazon➝


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

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