Venue Details

39 Star Starred
Woodminster Amphitheater
Sanborn Dr. and Joaquin Miller Rd. Oakland, CA 94602
510-531-9597
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Marshea
$5 to park
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Bring lots of warm clothes and blankets
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They sell hot chocolate, hot dogs, etc, but we brought our own food
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Runs until almost 11 so prepare kids for a late night! But worth it!
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They sell coffee but not decaf.
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Bring seat cushion
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193 reviews
12 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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3 stars
attended Jul 14 2012

Wonderful performance!! Bruce Winant was born to play Tevye - his voice is perfect, and he's a very polished actor. The quality of the sound system at the Woodminster... continued

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Website

http://www.woodminster.com

Description

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.

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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.

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