FIDDLER ON THE ROOF CAST ANNOUNCED--Celebrate the Musical's 50th Anniversary This Summer!

A young cast, appearing on stage with several well known local adult actors, will bring the legendary Tony winning musical “Fiddler On The Roof” to life on The Media Theatre stage July 11-August 10. 

Produced by Media Music Theatre Company, “Fiddler” is steeped in “Tradition” which is one of its most well-known songs. It continues the tradition of a popular summer musical performed by youth at The Media Theatre while it reminds audiences of its moving and powerful story of Tevye. He's got has five daughters, which is a lot to deal with as they become more mature. He's also attempting to maintain his familial and Jewish traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. The show reaches all ages with its heartfelt story and universal message of hope and endurance amidst turmoil and changing times.


"Fiddler" is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and, unlike many legendary musicals, has never lost its unique relationship with its audiences. Songs include “Sunrise, Sunset” and “If I Were A Rich Man”. The show is performed Friday nights, twice on Saturdays, and Sunday afternoons July 11 to August 10.


The youth cast will work with professional adults to bring the story to life. Susan Wefel, a popular local actress, will portray the pivotal role of Golde, Tevye's wife. She's joined on stage by Tim Haney, one of Media Theatre's camp instructors, in the role of Tevye. 

Haney will share the role of Tevye with young student Jacob Bowman, who appeared in Media's summer production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" two summers ago as Pilate. Haney and Bowman will also share the role of Lazar Wolf this summer in "Fiddler On The Roof".

Roger Ricker, a veteran of over 80 productions at Media, will play the role of The Rabbi, with Temple University student Patrick Murray as his son Mendel.

The adults will work alongside the youth cast, with the entire production being directed by Jesse Cline. "Working with professional adults gives this entire youth project musical a solid educational atmosphere," Cline explained. "It's also fun for audiences. What better way to celebrate a show's 50th anniversary than to combine ages in creating a unique interpretation of a legendary musical?"

The "Fiddler On The Roof" cast:
(* means role is Double Cast. When not playing role listed, actor is in ensemble)

Note: All roles except Tevye, Golde, Yente, Lazar Wolf may also be in the ensemble.

TEVYE*….TIM HANEY/ JACOB BOWMAN
GOLDE…SUSAN WEFEL

YENTE…MADISON YANNATELLI
LAZAR WOLF*….JACOB BOWMAN/ TIM HANEY

TZEITEL*….ALYSSA RIVERA/ MARIAH SELTZER
MOTEL….OWEN MANNION
PERCHIK*….MARCO NEWSOME/ GIANNI PALMARINI
HODEL*….HANNA MURPHY/ EMILY KINKA
CHAVA…BRIANNA JAFFE
FYEDKA…EVAN VANDENBRUL
SPRINTZE*…KATHERYN COOPER/ RACHAEL MCVEY
BIELKE…JOLIE JAFFE

CONSTABLE…TED HARRIS
RABBI….ROGER RICKER
MENDEL…PATRICK MURRAY
MORDCHA…COREY KATONA
AVRAM…BEN PEDERSEN

GRANDMA TZEITEL…MIRANDA LIEBERMAN
FRUMA SARA…AMBER DUNCAN
NAHUM…JACK CELUCCI
YUSSEL…SUNNY TAGHAVI
SHAINDEL…JILLIAN DONOHUE
SASHA….GIANNI PALMARINI/ MARCO NEWSOME

THE FIDDLER…ROYA WOLCOTT

VILLAGERS: 
MARNIE CLARK, SHANA DIETZ, Plus all other members of the cast when not playing role listed above

UNDERSTUDIES: (Those who prepare a role in the event of having to go on)
GOLDE…AMBER DUNCAN
MOTEL…PATRICK MURRAY
CONSTABLE…PATRICK MURRAY
YENTE…MIRANDA LIEBERMAN
FRUMA SARA…JILLIAN DONAHUE
CHAVA…KATHERYN COOPER
SPRINTZE..MARNIE CLARK
BIELKE….SHANA DIETZ

AVRAM/ NAHUM/ YUSSEL…COREY KATONA

Tickets are now on sale for "Fiddler On The Roof", which has performances Fridays at 7pm; Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm; and Sundays at 3pm July 11 to August 10. Call 610-891-0100 or visit www.mediatheatre.org




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