‘Fiddler on the Roof JR’ Opens at Area Stage Company on Nov. 1st

October 9, 2019

 

RELATED LINK: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR.

 

CORAL GABLES, FLA. (10/9/2019) — The Area Stage Company is excited to announce that the beloved Broadway show “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR,” will open at ASC’s theatre in Coral Gables on November 1st. 
 

ASC’s own award-winning Associate Artistic Director Giancarlo Rodaz will direct the musical, having just received the prestigious 2019 Silver Palm award for direction of “She Kills Monsters” and “The Wizard of Oz.”  

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR, a timeless theatrical masterpiece about the importance of community in the face of change, is a story is set in 1905 in the little village of Anatevka, under Czarist Russian rule. It revolves around Jewish milkman Tevye and his five daughters, all at or approaching marrying age.  Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them traditional values, even among changing social mores and growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. While Tevye is stuck in old ways, the daughters embrace a new generation. 

 

Fiddler’s musical score, by Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features Broadway classics loved the world over, including "Tradition," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset,"  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life.”  The New York Daily News called FIDDLER "A universal story of hope, love and acceptance, a stunning, joyful and jubilant musical masterpiece."

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR is an ASC Stage II Conservatory production, with student actors ages 12 and up.  The running time is 1 hour. Performances are on Fridays at 7:30 PM; Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM; and Sundays at 5:00 PM, from Nov. 1 to Nov. 10, 2019.

 

ABOUT AREA STAGE COMPANY 

 

Area Stage Company is an award-winning, non-profit professional theatre company that for 30 years has staged provocative, world-class theatre and musical productions becoming one of South Florida’s most influential theatre companies. ASC now houses a professional theatre company, a conservatory for young performers, and a theatre program for people with developmental disabilities.

 

Area Stage won the coveted title of “Best Theatre Company 2019” in the Miami New Times Readers Choice Poll. It is the organization’s fourth “best theatre and best venue”  ranking.

 

ABOUT DIRECTOR GIANCARLO RODAZ 

 

Giancarlo Rodaz is the Associate Artistic Director for the Area Stage Company. He has been directing and designing productions at ASC for eleven years. He has just completed direction, lighting and design for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical to significant critical acclaim. Lighting design credits include: The Wizard of Oz RSC, The Little Mermaid, She Kills Monsters, Cabaret, Shrek the Musical, Ride, The Nether (Carbonell Nominated; Best Lighting Design). ASC directing credits include: The Wizard of Oz RSC, The Little Mermaid, She Kills Monsters, Shrek the Musical, and Ride. Conservatory directing credits include: The Wild Party, Heathers, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Lion King JR, My Son Pinocchio JR, Annie JR, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid JR, The Wizard of Oz YPE. Playwright/directing credits: Catherine & The Accident, It’s A Small Play, and Don’t Fear the Rain at Microtheatre; Rise of the Titans, which premiered at the Arsht Center; Masque at UM; and Janis Matthews & The Dodo Scouts, Waves Against A Withering Shore, and The Lone Wolf of Honeysuckle Valley at the ASC.  

 

MEDIA CONTACT

 

Rebecca Ashton, Marketing Manager, rebecca@areastagecompany.com, 305-666-2078.

 

SUMMARY FOR LISTINGS 

 

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR,  a timeless theatrical masterpiece about the importance of community in the face of change. Features classic Broadway songs "Tradition," "If I Were A Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset,"  “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “To Life.” The show is open November 1-10, with showtimes Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 5:00 PM. Directed by Giancarlo Rodaz. Area Stage Company, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables FL 33146. See www.areastagecompany.com/fiddler or call 305.666.2078 for tickets, priced at $10 to $25.

 

Critical Reaction

 

"One of the most glowing creations in the history of the musical theater. ...Filled with laughter and tenderness.  It catches the essence of a moment in history with sentiment and radiance."

– The New York Times

 

"Fiddler on the Roof is a universal story of hope, love and acceptance, a stunning, joyful and jubilant musical masterpiece."

– New York Daily News

 

"[Fiddler on the Roof] remains a prime example of how musicals with universally relevant themes can elicit timeless appeal. The show's deeply affecting view of familial devotion, cultural pride, and resiliency in the face of shameful oppression all graced with undercurrents of mythical beauty lend the piece an operatic eloquence."

Backstage

 

"One of the great musical comedies of our era."

Newsweek Magazine

 

"[Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick] created bittersweet harmonies. It's their rich and poignantly beautiful score that make this show positively unforgettable."

Chicago Theater Beat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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