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Joseph Stein

Performance Dates

May 24-27, 1972

Creative Team

Director - Charles Dodrill

Original Choreography Reproduced by Joanne Van Sant

Musical Director - Lyle Barkhymer

Choral Director - William Wyman

Designer-Technical Director - Fred Thayer

Costume Coordinator - Petie Dodrill


Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family's lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one's choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

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