Seeking Performers for the "Fiddler on The Roof" Play
In need of male and female performers for the "Fiddler on The Roof" play. For more information see the details listed below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED! About the project: "Fiddler on the Roof" is the beloved story of the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance. The time honored traditions of Anatevka are both embraced and challenged by Tevye and his colorful community, as they witness his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava, grow up and fall in love in a time of extraordinary change. Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway premier became the longest-running Broadway musical in history, a title it maintained for almost 10 years. It is a story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning. Fiddler on the Roof features such iconic songs as the beautiful “Sunrise, Sunset,” the boisterous “If I Were a Rich Man”, and the classic “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.” Rate: $300.00 – $500.00 per week Additional info: All video submissions should include a link to a YouTube, Vimeo, or other video-sharing service file. YouTube: please make your video setting Public or Unlisted. PLEASE PREPARE TWO CONTRASTING VOCAL SELECTIONS IN THE STYLE OF THE SHOW AND ONE MONOLOGUE. MATERIAL FROM THE SHOW IS PERFECTLY ACCEPTABLE. PLEASE NO MORE THAN 32 BARS PER SONG. PLEASE BRING SHEET MUSIC IN YOUR KEY. ACCOMPANIST WILL BE PROVIDED. MEN: PLEASE WEAR SNEAKERS OR CHARACTER SHOES, AND BRING KNEE PADS IF YOU HAVE THEM. FEMALES: PLEASE WEAR CHARACTER HEELS FOR THE DANCE CALL. REHEARSALS BEGIN: MONDAY, JULY 24TH - THURSDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2023 PREVIEWS BEGIN: THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD, 2023 OPENING NIGHT: FRIDAY, AUGUST 4TH, 2023 CLOSING PERFORMANCE: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2023 See the attachment for more info. Apply, if interested.
UNDERSTUDIES WILL BE CONSIDERED Tevye is a like-able, hard-working, pious man who sees the positive side of life. Strong patriarch but gentle father of 5 daughters he has raised according to the Scriptures. He is humorous and relaxed, but when pushed, can show stubbornness and rage. Strong actor who must carry the show and have a good connection with the audience. Range: A2-F5
UNDERSTUDIES WILL BE CONSIDERED Golde is the real strength behind Tevye, the one who keeps the household going. She is very concerned that her daughters make good matches and have easier lives than she & Tevye have had. Good comic timing for very funny lines. Range: A3 - Eb5
Yente is a middle-aged widow who matches up the young people of the village in the hopes that they will marry. She is the village busybody and knows all the news about the town. She is the comedienne of the show. Range: F3 - F5
Lazar is the town’s wealthiest citizen & is the same age, if not older, than Tevye. He wants to marry, by traditional parental agreement, Tevye’s daughter, Tzeitel. Promising to give her a good & secure life. A feisty, comic role. Range: C3- F#4
Tzeitel is the first daughter to marry and the first to challenge the traditions. She has a desperate crying scene with Tevye when faced with marrying Lazar Wolf instead of Motel, who she really loves. A strong dramatic actress. Range: B3 - D5
Hodel becomes intrigued with the radical, young student, Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join him in Siberia where he is imprisoned for his reform activities. Hodel sings a haunting solo as she says goodbye to her father at the train station. Range: B3 - E5
Motel is a rather meek & poor tailor who seeks the hand of Tzeitel, and comes into his own in the process! This is a terrific character role needing a sensitive, nervous but lovable portrayal. Range: E3- F#4
Perchik is a visitor to Anatevka, and therefore, an outsider. He brings with him radical new ideas that challenge the traditions. He falls for Hodel. This role requires an actor capable of showing intensity and an unfailing commitment to his beliefs. Range: B2- E4
Chava is a scholarly daughter who loves to read. She falls in love and runs off with Fyedka, a Russian soldier, and breaks her father’s heart. This role requires a capable dramatic actress who can perform an emotional dance. Range: B3 - D5
Fyedka, a strong young soldier, sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye’s imposed silence towards him. Fyedka has a solo in “To Life” and dances a Russian dance with his fellow soldiers. Range: B2- E4
This Russian military official stationed near Anatevka, knows the villagers well, and even likes some of them, particularly Tevye. But these superficial relationships don’t prevent him from carrying out violence against the people. This is a non-singing role requiring a strong actor. (non-singing role)
Runs the bar in town and is a friend of Tevye.
Anatevka’s Jewish spiritual leader.
The Rabbi’s son. He is uncertain of the presence of Perchik in the village.
Grandma Tzeitel is a ghost figure who appears in the Dream Scene and has a wonderful solo, endorsing the marriage of Tzeitel to Motel. It is a very entertaining & memorable role. This actress will also appear as a villager. Range: C#4-D5
Runs the bookshop in town and keeps the town advised of all of the news in the area.
Fruma-Sarah is also a ghost figure who appears in the Dream Scene. She portrays Lazar Wolf’s departed wife & becomes enraged that her husband plans on marrying Tzeitel. It is a show-stopping scene requiring a strong singer to carry a challenging solo. This actress will also appear as a villager. Shandel- The mother of Motel. Range: C4-E5
Small in stature. Dancer.