Fiddler on the Roof—Celebrating 50th Anniversary!
Fiddler on the Roof, based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Set in the Pale of Imperial Russia in 1905 and is based on the story of Tevye and His Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives.
Performances: January 30–Febary 1, 6–8; Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m., Sundays @ 2 p.m.
The Fantasticks, book & lyrics by Tom Jones & music by Harvey Schmidt, is the world’s longest running musical – running for over 52 years in Manhattan and entrancing generations of audiences. The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, two fathers and a wall. The narrator, El Gallo, originally played by Jerry Orbach, invites the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and girl fall in love, grow apart, and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo’s words that “without a hurt, the heart is hollow”. The famous score, which includes the classics “Try To Remember,” “They Were You” and “Soon It’s Gonna Rain,” is as timeless as the story itself.
Performances: April 24–26, May 1–3 Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m., Sundays @ 2 p.m.
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Book by Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan, new music by Jeanine Tesori, new lyrics by Dick Scanlan, original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the Universal Pictures Film. Based on the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie, tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love – a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. Millie soon begins to take delight in the flapper lifestyle, but problems arise when she checks into a hotel owned by the leader of a white slavery ring in China.
Performances: July 24–26 & July 31–August 2; Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m., Sundays @ 2 p.m.
Direction & Choreography Nicola Bosco-Alvarez
Musical Direction Jess Hamel & Zoe Davis
Performed at the Randall Museum, 199 Museum Way, SF
Tickets $15 General, $10 Students/Seniors
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