Fiddler on the Roof: Classic Musical About Tradition and Change at Birch North Park Theatre
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It's an evening of mischief and merriment as Intrepid Shakespeare Company presents the original battle of the sexes, Much Ado About Nothing. This witty romantic comedy shows how love brings out both the best and worst in us. Fun-loving, confirmed bachelor Benedick returns from a victory at war only to find himself caught up in another battle: a war of wits and words with the acid-tongued, headstrong Beatrice. Though they've each sworn off romance, their "merry war" of clever insults reveals the growing attraction between them. Meanwhile, Benedick's fellow soldier Claudio is head over heels for Hero, the governor's daughter. They will soon be wed ... if the treacherous Don John doesn't ruin everything first. At once passionate, sexy and blindingly funny, Much Ado About Nothing is filled with some of the most brilliant comedic repartee ever written. Learn More
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Featured review from Jean Rodin
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this is an outstanding production. All the actors, from the leads right down to the smallest ones, were excellent. I also thought the scenic design worked very well and the lighting was great. I couldn't find one thing to criticise (and I'm told I'm very picky). We thoroughly enjoyed it. for the lady who found the seats uncomfortable, I would recommend asking for loge seating in the future. they cost a little more, but are well worth it.
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Read an interview with Lyric Opera San Diego General Director Leon Natker who plays Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof.
This rousing musical, based on the stories of Shalom Aleichem, takes place in pre-revolutionary Russia and centers on the life of Tevye, a milkman who is trying to keep his family’s traditions in place while marrying off his three older daughters as times are changing and Russia is on the brink of revolution. Tevye is trying to keep everyone, and everything, together even as the daughters want to make their own matches.
Seldom has any musical so magically blended music, dance and literature. The show, based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, is touching, warm, funny and inspiring, making it a wonderful treat for the whole family. Lyric’s production will feature Leon Natker (formerly Cantor of Congregation Dor Hadash) as Tevye the Dairyman. He will be joined by company favorites Fran Hartshorn as Golde, Susan E.V. Boland as Yente and Ria Carey as Frumah Sarah. Tevye’s daughters will be played by Eileen Bowman (Tzeitel), Megan Weston (Hodel) and Raechele Hans (Chava).
When asked about the show, company Artistic Director J. Sherwood Montgomery said: “Fiddler on the Roof is like visiting your grandmother’s house – a place to get your soul cleansed. Joseph Stein and his collaborators arrived at a remarkably effective mixture that thoroughly entertains without ever losing a sense of connection with the more painful realities that underlie the humor. The show evokes haunting memories of a world that still lingers deep inside us. It is one of those shows you just never forget and always enjoy.”