Jewish Center, ‘Fiddler’ Make a Match

FROM LEFT: Liam Gilligan as Perchik, Elliot McEachern as Hodel, Megan Ledderman as Golde, and Dalton Glenn as Tevye. (Photo: JohnErich de la Torre)

Since 1964, Fiddler on the Roof has left audiences singing such memorable songs as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Two casts of performers, ages 6 to 18, will present Fiddler on the Roof JR. March 8-25 at the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center of Dallas (The J), 7900 Northaven Road.

“At its core, Fiddler is about tradition and how tradition shapes our families and our lives,” said Alise Robinson, director of The J Performing Arts Space. “It is a story that captures the essential human longing for love, community, success, freedom, family and meaning.”

Fiddler on the Roof JR. is a witty and poignant version of the tale about the struggle of one father to maintain his religious convictions in the face of a changing world with the help of his family and five daughters. Central themes in Fiddler on the Roof JR. revolve around traditional ways being shaken by new thinking, long standing beliefs being challenged by young minds and families needing to decide between acceptance and rejection. These are the same issues that are challenging our world today. It’s a current reminder of today’s times and how each and every one of us are affected in some way or another, no matter our religion or ethnic background.


PERFORMANCES:

When: 7 p.m. March 8 and 22, 8 p.m. March 10, 2 p.m. March 11, and 2 and 6 p.m. March 25

Where: Zale Auditorium at The J, 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas.

Tickets: $18 for adults and $12 for children.

Visit jccdallas.org.