About Fiddler on the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, a milkman in the village of Anatevka, who attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon his family's lives. He must cope with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters who wish to marry for love; their choices of husbands are successively less palatable for Tevye. An edict of the tsar eventually evicts the Jews from their village.
The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. It won nine Tony Awards, including best musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned five Broadway revivals and a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, and has enjoyed enduring international popularity.
Newbury Musical Theatre Company
Newbury Musical Theatre Company, a not-for-profit organization, was established in 2008 with the goal of offering area talent the opportunity to hone performance skills, enjoy artistic camaraderie, and develop personal confidence while entertaining our community. Under professional direction, performers, musicians and crew members stage large scale, high-caliber musicals featuring a full orchestra. Family-run and operated by educators, NMTC strives to not only create an environment where performers feel free to express creativity, but also to learn the process of working together as a team to provide a memorable theater experience for the audience. To find out more about us, please follow us on Facebook or visit our website at newburymusicaltheatre.org.