Live Oak Theatre Company Announces Auditions for Fiddler On the Roof
Brooksville, Florida – The Live Oak Theatre Company announces that auditions for its upcoming popular musical Fiddler On the Roof will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, June 25 and 27 from 5 pm through 7 pm at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Avenue, Brooksville, Florida 34601. Those who audition should come prepared to sing and act. Songs from the show are not necessary. Be prepared to sing 16 bars that show your vocal range and strengths and also be prepared to recite a monologue. However, call-backs will require songs from the show. Therefore, those who audition should be familiar with the music. Those who audition should come prepared with sheet music or CD accompaniment.
Three male dancers and one female dancer are needed. Anyone wishing to audition for a dancing role should prepare a one-to-two minute routine that shows their abilities. Bring some form of accompaniment.
Performances are scheduled to be held on October 18, 19, 25, 26 and 27. All performances will be held at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Brooksville.
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About Fiddler On the Roof
Fiddler on the Roof is based on the short story Tevye and His Daughters by Sholem Aleichem. Fiddler on the Roof is one of the first musicals to define Broadway’s established rules of commercial success. It dealt with serious issues such as persecution, poverty, and the struggles to hold onto one’s beliefs in the midst of a hostile and chaotic environment. Criticized at first for its limited appeal, Fiddler on the Roof struck such a universal chord in audiences that it became, for a time, the longest running production in the history of Broadway. It ran for 3,242 performances at the Imperial Theatre and opened the door for other musicals that deal with serious issues (such as Les Miserables).
Set in 1905 the story takes place in Anetevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in the face of a changing world. When his eldest daughter Tzeitel, begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter’s happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Meanwhile, there are other forces at work in Anetevka – dangerous forces that threaten to destroy the very life he is trying to preserve.
Cast includes: Tevye, a dairyman, Golde, his wife; his daughters: Tzeitel, Hodel, Chava, Shprintze, Bielke; Yente, the matchmaker; Motel, the tailor; Perchik, the student; Lazar Wolf, the butcher; Mordacha, the innkeeper; Rabbi Grandma Tzeitel; and other speaking roles as well as the fiddler and a large cast of villagers (chorus).