A Fiddler returns to a Clonmel Roof

St. Mary’s Choral Society in Clonmel has chosen Fiddler on the Roof, previously presented by the society in 1993 and 1977, as its first production of the year.

This ever-popular musical features such well-known numbers as “If I Were a Rich Man”, “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker”, “Sunrise, Sunset” and many more and will take to the stage of the White Memorial Theatre for 9 performances from Friday, April 25 to Saturday, May 3.

The production will be directed by Michael O’Donoghue and the Musical Director is Laura Cotter.

Rehearsals commence tonight, Wednesday, January 15 in the White Memorial Theatre at 8pm and new and old members are welcome to come along and join the cast for what promises to be another super production from St. Mary’s.

The story takes place in Anatevka, a little village deep in Russia, just before the Revolution. The opening chorus ‘Tradition’ describes how the Jewish community are trying to scratch out a simple living under hostile conditions. Their lives are as shaky as a fiddler on the roof. Tevye, the milkman, has a special position as he daily has his finger on the pulse of the village community and his family are selected for special attention.


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