August 26, 2014
On the 50th anniversary of its first production on Broadway, Harper College will stage the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” this November.
The winner of nine Tony Awards, “Fiddler” tells the story of Tevye, a Jewish father attempting to hold on to religious traditions while his daughters embrace change.
“With this year marking the 50th anniversary of the show, I thought it would be a good time to visit this classic musical again,” said Harper College Theatre director Kevin Long, who will direct the fall production. “Our fiddler on the roof is trying to balance tradition with a constantly changing world. It sounds exactly like the world today.”
Harper will hold open auditions for “Fiddler on the Roof” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, September 2, in the Drama Lab Theatre, L109, Building L on the College’s main campus, 1200 W. Algonquin Road in Palatine. The auditions are open to all community members, faculty and staff; you do not need to be a Harper College student to audition. The production is non-paying and will follow Equity guidelines and standards. Callbacks will be held by invitation only on September 6.
For more information, visit harperspeech.net.
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