Set in the
little village of Anatevka in turn of the
century Russia, Fiddler On The Roof Jr.
is the classic tale of Tevye the
Dairyman, and his struggle to hold onto
tradition in the face of a changing world.
The beginning of the twentieth century was a
time of great upheaval and change in Russia.
It was the eve of what is known as the
Russian Revolutionary period. The small
Jewish villages that peppered Russia were
subjected to unspeakable things. Such social
and political unrest is the backdrop for the
story that is the heart of Fiddler On The
Roof Junior. As Tevye's commitment to
his family, religion and the tradition that
created them is tested, we see the rich love
and moral dedication that holds it all
together. Based on the short stories of
Sholom Aleichem, who the New York Times
called "...the warm-hearted spokesman of the
poor Jews in the Russian villages at the
turn of the century." Fiddler On The Roof
opened on Broadway in 1964, starring
Zero Mostel, to rave reviews and a long
Broadway run, before being made into a major
motion picture in 1971 starring Topol.
A part of the Broadway Junior Collection of
Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special
permission of Arnold Perl