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Fiddler on the Roof, by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock
Fiddler Review from a Musical Theater Actor's Perspective
Monday, June 4, 2007
3.0
I saw Fiddler on the Roof at the towne lake arts center. I also saw the production on Broadway a few years ago. I think it's foolish to say that shows at TLAC are better than shows on broadway. They are not. People that don't know theater say that.

HOWEVER!!!

The shows at TLAC have a lot of heart. People are their giving of their own time away from jobs as a hobby. That should be kept in mind when seeing a community theater production.

Tom Milley did a fantastic job as Tevye. Andrew Berarti sang very well as Motel. I thought that most of the men in the show outshone the women. Very impressed. Because usually...the men are scarce and not so good in community theater productions.

Not to say that the girls did poorly. Pretty harmonies, which show musical direction and the ability to read their music. Cute characters mostly. Blind casting, which is always refreshing to see.

I thought that Mike Cueller seemed a bit old to be pursuing Courtney Lopez, and it made me uncomfortable, but maybe that's normal in Jewish culture? The whole point of Lazer Wolf being old was just kind of ignored when Fyedka was so much older than Chava.

The dancing was fun, and hands down my favorite scene was "To Life". Tevye shone in that piece. Fantastic.

I understand the double casting because the theater does need to pull in audiences. I think it would be silly to say that it is because the show is so long and actor's can't handle it. Tell that to professional actors on Broadway who do twelve shows a week! But, it's totally understandable for TLAC, and I didn't have a problem with it.

The production was nice. There were great moments in it. It was definately worth the ticket price. I enjoyed it very much.

Bravo TLAC!

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