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Preview: 'Fiddler on the Roof' to open at Wharton Center

November 14, 2018
The front of the Wharton Center is pictured on June 13, 2018.
The front of the Wharton Center is pictured on June 13, 2018. —
Photo by Matt Schmucker | The State News

The Tony-awarded revival of “Fiddler on the Roof” will be coming to the Wharton Center from Dec. 4 to Dec. 9, 2018. 

The 2018 North American tour has been directed by Tony award-winning director, Bartlett Sher. Him and his team have been involved in award-winning work such as "South Pacific," "The King and I" and "Oslo," which won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Play.

The original Broadway musical of “Fiddler on the Roof” opened in 1964. Based on a book by Joseph Stein, it depicts Jewish life in the Pale of Settlement during Imperial Russia. 

The music and lyrics found in the show were written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, American composers who won both Tony awards and a Pulitzer Prize for their work with "Fiddler." 

"Fiddler on the Roof" is the sixteenth-longest running show in Broadway history. Since opening in 1964, it was the first run in history of a Broadway production to reach 3,000 shows. 

A free after chat will be occurring post-performance with members of the company on Dec 6. This will allow for an informal question-and-answer session close to the stage with the cast of the touring company. 

Tickets are available here.

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