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65 Star Starred
Woodminster Amphitheater
Sanborn Dr. and Joaquin Miller Rd. Oakland, CA 94602
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28 reviews
6 stars
The weather was super warm. I wore long pants, t-shirt and had long sleeve with me.
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59 stars
Avoid the parking fee if you're able to climb the steep hill to the amphitheater from Joaquin Miller Road, and enjoy gorgeous views of the bay.
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280 reviews
-1 stars
attended Jul 19 2012

Great acting. Fresh, original roles created for well-established characters. Very nice. Kids a bit distracting.

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19 stars
attended Jul 15 2012

Absolutely a must see! They carried the two and one half hours as if one hour had gone by. Enjoyable and well acted from start to finish! Beautiful singing, great production, worth every minute and penny!

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4 stars
attended Jul 19 2012

Took my family for my birthday; we all thoroughly enjoyed the show...7 of us from ages 11 -76. We plan to go to more shows at Woodminister.

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The universal story of tradition versus change is beautifully told in one of the most famous and popular musicals in Broadway history, Fiddler on the Roof. The tale of Tevye and his daughters, based on Sholem Sleichem’s short stories, is set in a poor Jewish village in Czarist Russia in the early years of the twentieth century. The themes are universal — tradition, family, love and marriage, resignation, regret, and optimism — and the characters are honest, funny, and memorable. Songs like “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker” help tell this dramatic story in the best tradition of American Musical Theater.

The original Broadway production, with a cast including Zero Mostel and Beatrice Arthur, won 9 Tony awards, ran for 8 years, and was the first Broadway musical to surpass 3000 performances. It has had four Broadway revivals, a very successful 1971 film adaptation starring Topol, and continues to enjoy great international popularity.


For helpful information about attending a show at Woodminster Amphitheatre or to reserve picnic tables, visit the information page on the Woodminster Amphitheatre website.

Please note: This offer is not valid with the “Kids Come Free” tickets program, and you will not be able to reserve tickets from the box office under this program.