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The Pratt Community College Performing Arts Department will be performing Fiddler on the Roof for their spring show.
The play is based on Tevye (Dan Gillig), a Jewish milkman, who tells of the customs in the little Russian town of Anatevka. It is 1905, and life here is as precarious as a fiddler on the roof, yet, through their traditions, the villagers endure.
“This show has a very strong cast,” said Misty Beck, director. “We decided to go with a classic this year because we did something newer last year.”
Along with a strong cast, the show also has a very large chorus and has the largest band the college has used in a show with a keyboard, piano, cello, clarinet, drums, a trumpet and violin.
Three people in this show are playing roles they played in the past, which Beck said is making the show even stronger.
Along with Gillig, the cast include Tevye’s five daughters played by Shannon Neifert, Callie Hobkirk, Talia Kruger, McKenna Moreland and Olivia Jacobs; Yente by Kelley Bishop; Lazar Wolf by Gale Rose; Motel by Jacob Bowles and Perchik by Zach Stone.
Beck said this show has an extensive stage set, which Jeremy and Leah Patterson are in charge of. Brandon Wade is the chorus director and Melissa Jacobs is in charge of the choreographing.
Beck said a fun fact about this show is that seven families have all or almost all of them involved in some way.
The show is March 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and March 29 at 2:30 p.m. All shows cost $5 at the door and will be in Carpenter Auditorium.
On March 28 there will be a dinner theatre. Tickets must be purchased in advance for the dinner and cost $10.
To reserve your seat for the dinner theatre or for additional information, call Amanda at 620-450-2212.