Jesuit’s Fiddler on the Roof
Jesuit High School’s Philelectic Society proudly presents, Fiddler on the Roof, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein. Directed by Kate Arthurs-Goldberg, M.A., and Choreographed by Kenny Beck ’79, the production will play in Jesuit’s 894-seat auditorium with live orchestra accompaniment. Fiddler on the Roof centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, who wish to marry for love – each one’s choice of a husband moves further away from the customs of his faith – and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. The story is set in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia in 1906.
Final weekend performances: April 20-21, 2018. Tickets are available for purchase at the door before each performance and online at www.jesuitnola.org/phils. Refreshments are available for purchase in the lobby before each performance and at intermission.
About Jesuit’s Philelectic Society The Philelectic Society—the oldest co-curricular organization at Jesuit—is the school’s drama department. It presents the public with musical theatre as well as comedy and dramatic pieces in Jesuit’s 894-seat auditorium. All components of theatre are developed here, including acting, set design, lighting, sound, public relations, graphic design, carpentry, and set construction. Acting workshops and training for the booming film and commercial industry are available to members.
Show dates and times:
Fiddler on the Roof
Thursday, April 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 at 2 p.m. (matinee)
Saturday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m.