"Fiddler on the Roof," the timeless tale of the family and traditions, and of the Russian Jew, Tevye, and his family struggles during the turn of the century, is being performed at Annandale High School April 15, 16, and 17 at 7:30 p.m. Annandale High Schoolis located at 4700 Medford Dr., Annandale.
Tickets cost presale $5, at the door $7; to order, call 703-642-4100.
Senior Jon Seiden is Tevye who is concerned with the upholding of the traditions that have been in place in the town and culture for generations. Seiden is complemented onstage with the presence of a strong ensemble and equally talented principals, including senior Ashley Lippolis as Tevye's strong-headed wife, Golde. The talent displayed will evoke the mood of a close knit community, where everyone knows who each other is, which makes the last scene, "Anatevka," especially poignant. Choreography is by junior Jamison Foreman, and the sets include a house that rotates to be both the inside and the outside, and a bar. Thanks to the work of director Vicki Farish and parents, the homemade costumes though not elaborate are realistic to the time period. The musical offers such favorites as "Matchmaker", "Tradition", and "Sabbath Prayer." Thanks to the work of the actors and constant structure to rehearsals given by the stage manager, sophomore Lauren Gilbert, one would hardly be able to tell that they have only been a family, a company, an ensemble of people working together to create for just over a month.