Philadelphia’s renowned summer theatre program Upper Darby Summer Stage is seeking actors ages 18-28 for summer production of Fiddler on the Roof.
Based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.
In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor milkman is trying to keep his family’s traditions in place. Yet, times are changing. And when Tevye’s daughters want to make their own matches, he must choose between his own daughters’ happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Yet it is Tevye’s love of his family, pride and faith that help him face the dangerous forces in Anatevka which threaten to destroy the very life he and his fellow villagers are trying to preserve.
Fiddler is filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, including Tradition, Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were A Rich Man and Sunrise, Sunset. No other musical has so magically woven music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable experience.
Auditions are June 10 with callbacks on June 11
Rehearsals begin June 12 and run Monday thru Thursday evenings, 7 pm to 10:30 pm. There will be one or two Saturday afternoon rehearsals and 1 Sunday.
Performances are August 2, 3, 9 & 10.
Song Selection: Fiddler is a traditional musical. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a traditional Broadway song written before 1968. You may also sing a selection from Fiddler if you wish.
Dance Component: There will be a dance portion to the audition so please come prepared with clothes, water, etc.
Please feel free to email Marcus (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Rachel (email@example.com) with any questions you may have about song choice, audition etiquette, etc. If you have a conflict with auditions you must contact Allie Steele at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE ON FACIAL HAIR: All male characters in this show will have facial hair with few exceptions. If you have the opportunity to start growing a beard before the summer…do so! If you can’t grow a beard, don’t worry about it. We got ya covered (literally).
Fiddler on the Roof Character Breakdown
Tevye, a dairyman. Sings, “If I Were a Rich Man”
Golde, his wife. Sings, “Do You Love Me?”
Tzeitel, Sings, “Matchmaker”
Hodel, Sings “Matchmaker,” “Far from The Home I Love”
Chava, Sings “Matchmaker”
Yente, a matchmaker
Motel Kamzoil, a tailor. Sings, “Miracle of Miracles”
Shandel, his mother.
Perchick, a student. Sings, “Now I Have Everything.”
Lazar Wolf, a butcher. Sings, “To Life”
Mordcha, an innkeeper
Mendel, his son
Avram, a bookseller
Nahum, a beggar
Grandma Tzeitel, Golde’s Grandmother. Sings, “The Dream”
Fruma-Sarah, Lazar Wolf’s first wife. Sings, “The Dream”
Yussel, a hatter
Fyedka, a young man
Sasha, his friend
The Fiddler, please list if you play the violin on your audition sheet.
Ensemble: Villagers, Russians, Bottle Dancers, etc.