Fiddler on the Roof kicks off the 93rd consecutive season at Theatre Memphis with director Kell Christie reliving each moment. It opens tonight, August 24, 2012, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production shots below.
The show is about Tevye, a father of five daughters, some of whom try his patience and his Jewish traditions with their choice of husbands. The rich family bond that he attempts to keep is a major element in the history of Christie’s experiences with Fiddler on the Roof. A lifelong theatre devotee, Fiddler on the Roof was the first show in which she ever performed and it was directed by her father. And as fate would have it, the last show her father directed her in was Fiddler, as well.
Starring as Tevye is Chuck Hodges who is no stranger to the TM stage. Most recently he was Ghost of Christmas Present in the 34th annual production of A Christmas Carol. Other lead cast members include Carrie Corbet, Ellen Nikbakht, Ellen Saba, Lillie Burrow, Steven Albart, John Dylan Atkins and Russell Lehman. The entire cast totals almost 40 volunteer actors including James Cacy and Kevin Rogers, both of whom teach in the Shelby County School System like Christie does now at Houston High School.
Fiddler on the Roof plays Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Ext in Memphis, Tenn., August 24 – September 16, 2012, according to the following schedule: 7:30pm Wednesday, September 12, and Thursdays, 8pm Fridays and Saturdays with matinees on Sunday at 2pm
Tickets are $28 adults, $15 students with valid ID, $10 children under 12. Call the box office at 901.682.8323 or go online at www.theatrememhis.org.
Photo Credit: Skip Hooper