Hutchinson, Kan. – Stage 9, in partnership with The Hutchinson Symphony, announces that auditions for their upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof will be Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Auditions will be located at Grace Episcopal Church located at 2 Hyde Park Dr, Hutchinson, KS 67502. Stage 9 is located at 9 S. Main, Hutchinson, Kansas.
Fiddler on the Roof, from the book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock, is the charming story of a family’s attempt to maintain their Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon their town of Anatevka. Fiddler 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 their life in the Pale of Settlement of Imperial Russia. Fiddler on the Roof is and will always remain a beacon of life, love, and tolerance. The original Broadway production opened in 1964 and since then has been a testament to what “Tradition” really means.
Stage 9 is pleased to partner with The Hutchinson Symphony and The Fox Theatre to bring this production to life for the Hutchinson community after its most recent revival on the Broadway stage in 2015.
Auditions will take place on Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church located at 2 Hyde Park Dr, Hutchinson, KS 67502. Interested actors who cannot attend the auditions during these times, please contact Producing Artistic Director Charles Johnston for alternate arrangements. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script provided at the auditions, a vocal selection of your choice, and a dance portion. All interested actors should bring their schedules and conflicts to let the director know when they are available to rehearse. If actors have previous acting experience, they may choose to bring a headshot, resume and/or experiences to share with the director.
Stage 9 will be auditioning for the roles of:
Tevye– likeable, hard-working dairyman whose glass is half full. Father of five daughters. Traditional.
Golde- Strong-willed wife of Tevye. Wishes well for daughters’ lives. Strength of the household.
Tzeitel– Tevye’s eldest daughter. In love with Motel the tailor. Devoted to her family.
Hodel– Second eldest daughter. Intelligent and opinionated. Falls in love with Perchik.
Chava- Middle daughter who loves to read. Sweet and shy. She is her father’s favorite. Falls in love with Fydeka.
Shprintze– Fourth eldest daughter who takes lessons from Perchik.
Bielke- Youngest daughter; takes lessons from Perchik.
Yente– The meddling matchmaker. The village busybody and loves to gossip.
Motel– The poor and meek tailor who loves Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous but sincere and friendly.
Perchik- The outspoken student and visitor. Constantly challenges traditions of the town. Falls in love with Hodel.
Lazar Wolf– Feisty, brawny butcher and town’s wealthiest citizen who wants to marry Tzeitel.
Mordcha- The innkeeper.
Rabbi– Source of wisdom and guidance for the people of Anatevka.
Mendel– The Rabbi’s son who is being groomed to become Rabbi.
Avram– Runs the local bookshop in town and is the source of news in town which is mostly bad.
Nachum– The beggar.
Grandma Tzeitel– The deceased mother of Tevye.
Fruma- Sarah– Lazar Wolf’s deceased wife.
Constable– Russian military official.
Fyedka– A handsome, strong, young Russian Soldier who sees past his obligations and falls in love with Chava.
Shaindel– Motel’s mother.
The Fiddler– Appears, playing music on the roof, to show the delicate balance of the life the Jews in Anatevka are living.
Villagers– The people of Anatevka. Various roles and ages.
Call backs will be on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Stage 9. A cast list will be posted online, on Facebook, and at Stage 9 on Friday, December 1, 2017 no later than 12 noon. Rehearsal will commence in January 2018, at a time and place to be announced. If you have any questions, please contact Charles Johnston, Producing Artistic Director at Stage 9, and Director for Fiddler on the Roof, via email at [email protected] or phone at 646-628-4353.
Performances of Fiddler on the Roof will be held at The Fox Theatre on April 27-28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and April 29, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
Fiddler on the Roof is presented with special arrangement with Music Theatre International, Inc# # #
Stage 9’s mission is to excite minds, move hearts, and change lives through theatrical performance, arts education, and live entertainment in Hutchinson, Reno County, and south central Kansas. A 501(c)3 organization, Stage 9 strives to produce quality entertainment and provide opportunities for artistic expression, specifically focused on ages 18 and up. At home at 9 S. Main in downtown Hutchinson, Stage 9’s 2017 Season features Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Rebecca Feldman, a musical comedy about an eclectic group of pubescent spellers, Neil Simon’s classic comedy The Odd Couple (Female Version) pitting polar opposite roommates, a staged reading of The Laramie Project by Moises Kaufman that examines the tragedy of the murder of Matthew Shepard, the groundbreaking musical Godspell by John-Michael Tebelak and Stephen Schwartz, a loose retelling of the Gospel story, Stage 9’s haunting annual fundraiser Talking Tombstones, and the romantic tales of John Cariani’s Almost, Maine.