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Archive for Fiddler on the Roof

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the Pantages Theatre

Joan Marcus

Joan Marcus

Margaret Gray – LA Times
Reviving a beloved musical can be a daunting proposition. Do you keep faith with tradition, or do you try something new? If you opt for a little of both, how much of each? It’s hard to find the balance — a bit like trying to play a fiddle on the roof.
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Now running through May 5

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the Palos Verdes Performing Arts Center

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Dany Margolies – The Daily Breeze

Tradition is a cornerstone of civilization. It tells us what our forebears have found essential to life, lets us know what’s expected of us and gives us a framework for raising our children.

But if our children never tried something new, we’d still be living in caves.      Read more…

Now running through May 8

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the Westchester Playhouse

Photo by Shari Barrett

Photo by Shari Barrett

Dany Margolies  -  Arts In LA

The score of the classic Fiddler on the Roof is among American musical theater’s best. In this production, the music and lyrics get top-tier treatment. But the direction misses opportunities, while so tightly cramming performers into scenes that the audience may fear for the performers’ safety. Among those squandered elements, a too-glib protagonist and his happy-go-lucky wife fail to develop any historical and personal gravitas.

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Now running through April 19.