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Fiddler on the Roof next month at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre

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Fiddler on the Roof next month at the Don Bosco Oratory TheatreFiddler on the Roof – one of the best-loved musicals, is being staged at the Don Bosco Oratory Theatre of Victoria, Gozo. This is a joint production by the Don Bosco Oratory and Chorus Urbanus Productions.

Fiddler on the Roof, is set in a village in imperial Russia in 1905 – music is by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Joseph Stein.

The musical is based on the book Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and other tales by Sholem Aleichem.

At the centre of the story is Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions, as outside influences encroach upon the family’s lives.

He has to cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters and their choices in life, as well as with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Fiddler on the Roof has been staged in the best theatres across the globe. And now thanks to the license and relevant permits from Music Theatre International of London, it is now coming to Gozo.

The musical will be staged in English, on Saturday, the 4th of November at 7.30pm, and Sunday, the 5th of November at 2.30pm (matinee show) with the last performance on the following Sunday, the 12th of November at 5.30pm.

The musical is a 2.5 hour production of good music, catchy songs, dance and witty moments. Its best loved popular songs include “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” “To Life” and “Sunrise, Sunset.”

Main parts will be played by Noel Galea as Tevye and Maria Cassar as Golde. Special guest star in this production will be Malta’s renowned violinist George Curmi (Puse).

Other characters will be interpreted by Ruth Portelli, Fabian Galea, Antonella Rapa and Lara Xerri Mompalao together with a 100-strong cast, including musicians, singers and dancers.

The organisers aid that the Musical Director is Dr. John Galea, who is also the director of “one of the best choirs in the Maltese Islands” – the Chorus Urbanus, which is in fact the back-bone of this musical production. Jamie Camilleri is the artistic director of the show, whilst choreographers are Dr. Simone Grech and Frances Zammit.

Tickets for Fiddler on the Roof priced at €15 each, can be obtained from the Don Bosco Oratory, Gozo, every day after 5.00pm, or by phoning on 21556616 or 99487751. Booking by e-mail on donbogo@gmail.com is also accepted.

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