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McDonell Central Catholic High School 
2024 Musical Theater Production

A romance and family drama by Sholem Aleichem


Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 PM
Friday, Feb. 2 at 7:00 PM
Saturday, Feb. 3 at 7:00 PM & Sunday, Feb. 4 at 2:00 PM

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Fiddler on the Roof is a musical based on a collection of short stories written by Sholem Aleichem (real name Solomon Naumovich Rabinovich). These short stories were called Tevye the Dairyman or sometimes Tevye's Daughters, and centered on the titular character of Tevye, his wife, and his five daughters. The stories proved immensely popular.

Composer Jerry Bock, writer Joseph Stein, and lyricist Sheldon Harnick teamed up to adapt Aleichem's stories into a musical play. Fiddler on the Roof debuted on Broadway in 1964 and was a financial success. It has been performed in numerous other countries, been translated into several languages, and was further adapted into a critically successful 1971 movie.

The Fiddler on the Roof story opens with Tevye discussing the value of tradition in Anatevka, their small Jewish village. Set in Russia around 1905, the village has always followed traditions, but the world seems to be changing, and their position as Jews is unstable.

Fiddler on the Roof



Greta Jorgensen                  Show Director


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Murder Me, Murder Me Not - 2022

Cinderella - 2022

My Fair Lady - 2021

Guys and Dolls - 2020

Thoroughly Modern Millie - 2019

Wizard of Oz - 2018

"Big" the Musical - 2017

Grease the High School Version - 2016

Peter Pan - 2015

Hello Dolly - 2014

Annie - 2013

Beauty and the Beast - 2012

Sound of Music - 2011

Annie get your Gun - 2010

Oliver - 2009

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