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Author: Jill Kimball

CU Theatre & Dance stages “Fiddler on the Roof”

Directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa, 2015-16 Roe Green Visiting Theatre Artist, CU-Boulder Theatre & Dance presents “Fiddler on the Roof,” Nov. 6-15 in the University Theatre on campus.

“A stunning, joyful and jubilant musical masterpiece” (New York Daily News), this production of “Fiddler on the Roof” features the original 1964 stage direction and choreography created by the legendary Jerome Robbins, as well as the music and lyrics of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, respectively.

“I am very excited about our production at CU,” says La Rosa of the musical, conceived by Joseph Stein. “Audiences can expect a performance that honors the Broadway original and features Robbins’ masterful choreography recreated.

“The University Theatre has a large stage, but it’s an intimate house which is perfect for this show. We have a terrific cast of both students and professionals who have totally embraced the material. It’s so wonderful to see how they’ve immersed themselves in the culture that is ‘Fiddler.’”

Drawing on the humorous and humane tales of Sholem Aleichem, “Fiddler on the Roof,” tells the story of a poor, Jewish dairyman, his wife and their five daughters in a Russian village at the turn of the century.

“My personal experiences with ‘Fiddler’ are varied,” continues La Rosa, who has directed and choreographed more than 200 productions nationally. In 2014—celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “Fiddler on the Roof” and the 90th birthday of lyricist Sheldon Harnick—La Rosa conceived and directed “Raising the Roof” on Broadway. “As a child, it was the first show I saw on Broadway. Over the years, I performed multiple roles in multiple productions, and I had the good fortune to work with all the creators. Having learned the show from Robbins’ assistant, I’m proud to pass on the tradition to new generations.”

Adds La Rosa, “People often ask me, do I ever get tired of working on ‘Fiddler’? I tell them that you can’t get tired of working on a masterpiece. It’s one of the world’s most successful and beloved musicals. It’s timeless and universal…and it’s so well written, entertaining and moving that it’s always a joyful artistic endeavor.”

To purchase tickets, visit the CU Presents box office in person (972 Broadway) or call 303-492-8008 during business hours; or visit us online, anytime.

Showtimes:

Friday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m.

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