The students of Superior Heights and Korah have been working overtime the past five months to bring you not one, but two classic musicals! The first performance starts tonight at 7pm as Superior Heights, directed by Anthony Aceti, presents Fiddler on the Roof at the Community Theatre Centre (White Pines). Performances will continue nightly at the same time until this Saturday, Feb. 22nd.
Fiddler on the Roof is a musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Joseph Stein, set in Tsarist Russia in 1905. It is based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—each one’s choice of 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 original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost 10 years until Grease surpassed its run. It remains Broadway’s sixteenth longest-running show in history. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards, winning nine, including Best Musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity. It is also a very popular choice for school and community productions. Source: wikipedia.org
The second musical You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown is being presented by Korah Collegiate, directed by Denine Williams, at the Korah Auditorium starting next Wednesday Feb. 26th to Mar. 1st inclusive at 7:30pm.
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. The musical has been a popular choice for amateur theatre productions. Source: wikipedia.org
Tickets for both productions are $15 per person and can be purchased at the door or Station Mall Box Office.
If you’re a music lover, you won’t want to miss either of these great classics the very talented youth of our Community have worked so hard to bring to you!