Tevye is a humble dairyman, traveling with his cart of milk and cheese around his small village of Anatevka and dispensing pearls of wisdom along with his wares.
In the Northwest Savoyards’ production of the perennial stage favorite, “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye also struggles with the changing times and the assault on his familiar traditions.
Three of his five daughters are reaching a marriageable age, and like a good Papa, he begins to arrange a match for his oldest girl. To his surprise, the daughter has already decided to marry a poor tailor, and so the struggle begins.
“Fiddler” is filled with memorable music, comedy and pathos, and even a history lesson. The pogroms against European Jews were slowly advancing to Tevye’s little corner of the world, and the tragedy is played out on stage during the poignant finale. Along the way, though, audiences are treated to joyous celebrations, exuberant dances and touching duets.
“Fiddler” opens Friday, June 5, at the Historic Everett Theatre and runs for three weekends. Friday and Saturday evenings’ shows are at 8 p.m., with 2:30 Sunday matinees. The theatre is located at 2911 Colby in downtown Everett.
For tickets or more information, call the Historic Everett Theatre at (425) 258-6766 or visit the NW Savoyards’ Web site at www.northwestsavoyards.org