Havering Music Makers

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Fiddler On The Roof
Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex
Tuesday 7th - Saturday 11th June 1994
Evenings 7.45pm

Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joseph Stein

Fiddler On The Roof
is the story of Tevye the milkman and his family. It is also a portrayal of the lives, dreams and the aspirations of the people of Anatevka, a Jewish village in Tzarist Russia.

It is a story of simple folk, who live from the soil and who turn to God and Traditions for survival. Through Tevye we learn the struggles and the romances of these people. Tevye is the Papa; the upholder of traditions that for centuries have been an integral part of the villagers' lives. One of these traditions is that the Papa should choose the husbands for his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Shprintze and Bielke, with the help of Yente the matchmaker and the approval of his wife Golde. It is, however, a changing world and gradually Tevye must come to terms with this as, one by one, his daughters choose for themselves. He is torn between consenting to his daughters' wishes and clinging to life-long traditions.

This lively and compelling show contains a mixture of humour, sadness, happiness, anguish and comradeship. There are many well-known and enjoyable songs including:

 If I Were A Rich Man Sunrise, Sunset Tradition Do You Love Me?  Matchmaker "The Dream" Sequence  Now I Have Everything

For Havering Music Makers' production:
Producer - Derek Tatnall
Musical Director - Ian Gray
Choreographer - Nichola Tawn
Accompanist - Claire Hickford

By arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York
Havering Music Makers are an amateur society affiliated to The National Operatic and Dramatic Association and acknowledge the support of Havering Arts Council

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  Last Revised: 11th September 2004 by
Nick Ford

© Richard Williams, Nick Ford & Carla Moore 2004