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Fiddler On The Roof Information

Set in the small Jewish village of Anatevka, Russia in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof is concerned primarily with the efforts of Tevye, a dairyman, his wife, Golde, and their five daughters to cope with their harsh existence under Tsarist rule. Tevye begins by explaining the role of God's law in providing balance in the villagers' lives and ends by insisting that without their traditions, he and the other villagers would find their lives "as shaky as a fiddler on the roof." Meanwhile, in a break of tradition, Tevye’s three eldest daughters are refusing to accept the wishes of the matchmaker, Yente, and their father, instead wanting to marry men that they love.

This Tony Award-winning musical classic based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem has captured the hearts of people all over the world. Filled with a heartwarming score including “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” Fiddler on the Roof magically weaves music, dance, and laughter into an unforgettable experience. The musical, originally staged for Broadway in 1970, is currently playing at the Walnut Street Theater in Philadelphia, PA this weekend.

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