Monday, February 6, 2012

GCT Continues its 65th Season with Fiddler on the Roof

Richard Malmos as Tevya
Photos by Nathan J. Milisavljevich

This year Glendale Centre Theatre officially celebrates its 65th season as the longest, continually operating theatre in the United States. As their first musical of the season, they will present the universally loved, 9-time Tony Award winning musical Fiddler on the Roof February 9 through March 24.

One of the great works of the American musical theatre, Fiddler on the Roof features a book by Joseph Stein, and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Based on the stories of Sholom Alecheim and set in a small Ukrainian village during the early 1900’s, the book embraces the importance of tradition and the struggle of maintaining tradition in a rapidly changing world through its central character Tevye, a poor milkman and father of five daughters, whose life gets complicated as he seeks to find suitable husbands for them amidst the turmoil and political upheaval all around him.

Heather Dudenbostel, Nicole Ligerman,
and Daron O'Donnell

Musical theatre stars Richard Malmos as Tevye and Lisa Dyson as Golde have been set to lead a cast composed of Osa Danam (Yente), Lindsay Day (Fruma Sarah), Mario Digregorio (Lazar Wolf), Heather Dudenbostel (Hodel), Laurie Fedor (A Mama), Christa Hamilton (GranmaTzeitel), Paul Hovannes (Perchik), Aaron Jacobs(Mendel), Nicole Ligerman (Tzeitel), Danny Michael (Rabbi), Art Miller (Avram), Tyler Milliron (Fyedka), Nick Mizrahi (the Fiddler), Michael Montiel (Motel), Daron O’Donnell (Chava), Paul Reid (Second Boy from the left), Chelsea Rifkin (Bielke), Michael Shaughnessy (Constable), David Michael Trevino (Mordka), and Cedric Wright (Nachum).  

Martin Lang returns to direct his 8th production for GCT, having previously directed the critically acclaimed productions of Beau Jest, Bye Bye Birdie and Oklahoma. Steven Applegate is the musical director and Brenda & Tim Dietlein are executive producers. The production team includes Orlando Alexander (choreography), Angela Wood (costume design), Tim Deitlein (set and lighting design), Nathan J. Milisavljevich (sound design) and Caitlin Barbieri (stage manager),

Lisa Dyson and Richard Malmos

Fiddler on the Roof runs February 9 - March 24. Tickets range between $22.00 and $28.00. Discount rates are available for seniors (62+) and children (under 14), and for groups of 15 or more. All shows feature open seating except on Reserved Seating Fridays. The Glendale Centre Theatre is located at 324 N. Orange St., Glendale, CA 91203. Click Here for tickets or call  818-244-8481.

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