Set in the small village of Anateyka, Russia in 1905, Tevye (Kolby Usrey), a poor dairy farmer, works hard to provide for his family which consists of his wife, Golde (McKenzie Call) and five daughters. He strives to maintain the Jewish community customs within his family as they face the changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. The actors will take the audience on a journey into the adventure of finding love, living in Russia and being a Jew.
North Iredell High School choral arts teacher, Daniel Ryan, believes this musical fits their students.
“‘Fiddler on the Roof’ fits our cast so well, and where we are at performance-wise. With this musical, we really have pulled out all the stops…from costumes to the choreography and music,” explained Ryan.
With classic songs like “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker,” this show has energy and a storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat from the first chord to the last. While the cast only contains 32 students, North Iredell High School’s production has over 100 students involved with a collaborative effort from the Art Club, Pit Band, Apparel class, and FFA. Ian Sullivan serves as the director and Daniel Ryan is the musical director.
McKenzie Call, a junior at North Iredell High School who will be playing Golde, the wife of Tevye, believes this is going to be the best musical the students have performed.
“This is going to be the best play that North has ever put on-it’s going to have a lot of great music and dancing and is a different level of performance than we have completed before,” stated Call.
The show runs May 23, 24, 25 & 26 at 7:00 p.m. with an afternoon show on Saturday, May 26that 2:00 p.m. Ticket prices are $7.00 online or $10.00 at the door. To purchase your tickets online, visit the school’s payment site. Tickets are on sale now.