Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof Presented by CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre

by Terrance McArthur

It all started with Solomon Naumovich Rabinowich (1859-1916), who wrote as Sholem Aleichem, a Yiddish phrase meaning “Peace be unto you.” He was known as “the Jewish Mark Twain,” but Mark Twain claimed to be “the American Sholem Aleichem.” Some of his stories were about a Russian Jewish milkman named Tevye, who had five daughters. In 1964, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick wrote songs for a script by Joseph Stein, and Fiddler on the Roof became a Broadway hit and a staple of community theatres. CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre presents it at the Mercedes Edwards Theater through July 22.

Fiddler on the Roof On Stage AT Roger Rocka’s

by Terrance Mc Arthur

It stands as a massive monument of musical theatre: Fiddler on the Roof. At one time the longest-running Broadway show (over 3,000 performances), this adaptation of the stories of Sholem Aleichem transcends time and cultures to speak of change and family. The music by Jerry Bock, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein’s script have entertained audiences around the world for almost fifty years. Now, the Good Company Players at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theatre have brought it back with Dan Pessano reprising the starring role of Tevye.