Fiddler on the Roof

DESCRIPTION

The Theatre Guild Committee are proud to present our 2013 production, “Fiddler on the Roof”. The show was chosen by popular vote of the members back in January 2012 and promises to be a hit with our audience, too! With a classic score, a dramatic storyline, diverse principal roles and and a cracking production team on board this show promises to be one of our greats!!

The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway’s fifteenth longest-running show in history. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity.

Theatre Guild last performed this show in 1972 and the Committee and members of Theatre Guild felt that it was long overdue a revival!

 

Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. The show is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Milkman and Other Tales) by Sholem Aleichem.

The story centres on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith—and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Fiddler on the Roof features a classic score with many well known songs including “If I Were A Rich Man”, “Tradition”, “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, “To Life” and “Sunrise Sunset”.

 

VENUE

Eastwood Park Theatre

Eastwood Park Theatre
Council Headquarters, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road
Giffnock
G46 6UG
United Kingdom
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Eastwood Park Theatre is an outstanding visual and performing arts venue in the leafy suburbs, south of Glasgow, fusing the comforts of a modern, revamped facility with an air of retro from the original 1970′s building.

Both audience members and performing arts organisations have benefited from a recent £1.75 million refurbishment to the theatre building which now provides state-of-the-art stage facilities, access for performers and patrons using wheelchairs, and a lush modernised, intimate auditorium.

Since re-opening on the 22nd February 2007, the theatre has accommodated full-scale performing art productions, festivals, author events, film screenings, bands and launch events.
The new auditorium can seat up to 338 people.

 

CAST

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

The committee are delighted to announce Theatre Guild Glasgow’s production team for our 2013 production of Fiddler on the Roof. Details of the team follow:

Alasdair Hawthorn

Alasdair HawthornArtistic Director: Alasdair Hawthorn. Alasdair returns hot-foot from directing our sellout smash Footloose – The Dance Musical. Alasdair previously directed a our 50th Anniversary production of Guys and Dolls which was a roaring success! He trained at the RSAMD and graduated with a BA in Dramatic Studies. A professional director, actor and producer, Alasdair is very highly regarded and particularly hot property in Glasgow theatrical circles. For Theatre Guild he has directed Calamity Jane, The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!, Guys and Dolls and, arguably our most accomplished artistic success in recent years, Sweet Charity. He is also a regular director for the Pantheon Club and PMOS. We are delighted that he has been able to return to Theatre Guild in 2013!

David Fisher

Jonathan Parsons