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Fiddler on the Roof opens Friday!
PHOTO: Tevye, Golde & daughters
Tevye and his family (from L to R): Chava (Kyra Siegel), Golde (Sue Schroeder-White), Shprintze (Sarah Sisson), Tevye (Paul von Rotz), Bielke (Kenady Conforth), Hodel (Katie Peters), Tzeitel (Donia Hovet)
"The joint is jumping" this week as we put the finishing touches on our production of Fiddler on the Roof. With a cast of 45, an orchestra of 12, and another dozen or so crew members, this show will be one of our biggest productions of recent years. You won't want to miss it! See ticket availability.
Before there was Fiddler on the Roof (which premiered on Broadway in 1964 and won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1965), there was Tevye and His Daughters. Written in Yiddish by Sholem Aleichem, and first published in 1894, the collection of short stories inspired the creation of Fiddler on the Roof. Our cast has enjoyed hearing excerpts from these stories these last few weeks in rehearsal. 
"Well, one day I was driving home from Boiberik where I had got rid of my load of milk and butter and cheese, and as usual I sat lost in thought, dreaming of many things, of this and that, and of the rich people of Yehupetz who had everything their own way while Tevye, the shlimazl, and his wretched little horse slaved and hungered all their days. It was summer, the sun was hot, the flies were biting, on all sides the world stretched endlessly. I felt like spreading out my arms and flying!"

From Tevye and His Daughters by Sholem Aleichem
Photo: Tevye on cart
Tevye (Paul von Rotz) contemplates life as a rich man.
April 4, 5, 6*
April 11, 12, 13*
April 18, 19
April 24, 25, 26, 27*
* denotes matinee performances
Red performance dates are currently sold out. Green performances dates have limited seating still available. Best remaining ticket availability is for April 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 performances.
Give us a call at 541-942-8001 if you wish to be on a waiting list (sometimes we have subscriber exchanges that result in additional seats becoming available.) We will call you if seats open up for your preferred date.
"And is this Hodel beautiful . . . . How can I describe her to you?  Like Esther in the Bible, 'of beautiful form and fair to look upon.'  And as if that weren't bad enough, she has to have brains, too. She can write and she can read -- Yiddish and Russian both. And books -- she swallows like dumplings. You may be wondering how a daughter of Tevye happens to be reading books, when her father deals in butter and cheese?  That's what I'd like to know myself. . . ."

From Tevye and His Daughters by Sholem Aleichem

$23 Adult
$19 Youth (age 6-18)

Several performances are already sold out. Don't be disappointed — order your tickets today!
Photo: Golde & Yente
Golde (Sue Schroeder-White) and Yente the matchmaker (Pamela Lehan-Siegel)
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Cottage Theatre 700 Village Drive  Cottage Grove, OR 97424
(541) 942-8001

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