Fiddler on the Roof Captures Centennial Spirit

Tevye, Golde, and the whole family…they’re all coming back. Bring your whole family, too, this March, to join them for a fun-filled night of your favorite songs, dancing, and, of course, TRADITION! Gallery Players’ March musical production of Fiddler on the Roof honors the traditions of the JCC’s memorable past, with an eye to a promising future.

The 2013 production, running March 2-17, will be the sixth Fiddler performance that Gallery Players has staged in its 65-year history. “We thought, let’s use a show about tradition to celebrate the JCC’s tradition,” said Jared Saltman, Gallery Players Managing and Artistic Director.

The theme of tradition couldn’t be more relevant than for Cantor Jack Chomsky of Congregation Tifereth Israel who will return to the Roth/Resler Theater to fill the lead role of Tevye. He last starred in a sold-out run of Fiddler on the Roof in 2006. “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to repeat the role in this 100th anniversary celebration. I look forward to gathering people from our own Jewish community to portray this imaginary village and to come together to create an Anatevka for the Ages. I hope it will also be an opportunity to appreciate the many years of artistry of many hands building and maintaining Gallery Players,” said Chomsky.

Chomsky will be joined onstage by his wife, Susan Gellman, who will star as Tevye’s wife, Golde. “I am thrilled to perform alongside my wife, Susan.  We’ve been married five years longer than Golde and Tevye!  We are both excited to be a part of this special production,” said Chomsky.

For Chomsky, the role of Tevye has always been an emotional one. He truly invests himself in his role as a father to five young daughters. Chomsky spoke of how his role as Tevye takes on real meaning for him, “When I experienced Tevye last time around, I felt a tremendous sense of personal, emotional loss as each of my daughters drifted away in their various ways in each performance.  My performance of Tevye was personal— not play-acting, but the experience of a father and an Everyman figure trying to cope with a rapidly changing world.”

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