Home and Community Options of Winona is pleased to announce that Fiddler on the Roof has been selected as its 2013 summer musical production.
Written by Joseph Stein with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is the story of Tevye, a poor dairy man from the little village of Anatevka, who tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. Well known songs include “Matchmaker” “If I Were a Rich Man”, “Sunrise Sunset”, and “Fiddler on the Roof”.
This year’s production will be under the artistic direction of Mark Roeckers with musical direction by Dr. Harry Mechell. The performances will take place from June 13 through June 18th at Saint Mary’s University Page Theatre, in Winona. Auditions will be held in early April. Watch the paper for information on the time and place.
Money raised by this event will help support Home and Community Options’ mission of serving children and adults with developmental disabilities who are in need of residential and support services in order to live happily in the community.