‘Fiddler on the Roof’ November 21st – January 14th

fiddler on the roof picVirginia Rep Opens the Holiday Season with Fiddler on the Roof

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of the Tony Award-winning musical, Fiddler on the Roof, at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, November 22 with a preview on Thursday, November 21. The show runs through January 12, 2014.  For this performance Virginia Rep has entered into community partnerships with The Weinstein JCC, The Virginia Holocaust Museum and Chabad of Virginia.

Based on the tales by Shalom Aleichem and set in Tzarist Russia in 1905, this touching musical tells the story of Tevye, a poor milkman, who must weigh his family’s happiness against the traditions that have preserved a way of life in his village for centuries. His eldest daughters want to marry for love rather than an auspicious match, and outside political forces threaten everything he holds dear. The beloved score with a book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick celebrates 50 years in 2014.

Director Richard M. Parison, Jr. makes his directing debut with Virginia Rep and shares his thoughts on this classic story. “Fiddler on the Roof is timeless. But more importantly is universal. It is about universal human values. The story transcends the bounds of the Jewish faith and culture. The conflict between the generations, the struggle between different cultures, the power and strength of love … these are Japanese themes, these are Italian themes, these are Indian themes, these are American themes … these are universal themes.” Parison is the Executive Director of Richmond CenterStage.

Virginia Rep welcomes Broadway’s David Benoit to the stage in the lead role of Tevye. Benoit recently appeared in the Broadway and touring production of Jekyll and Hyde (Bishop/Spider). Other Broadway credits include: Avenue Q (Nicky/Trekkie), Les Miserables (Bishop of Digne, Javert), and Dance of the Vampires. National Tours include: Young Frankenstein (Kemp/ Blind Hermit), Avenue Q, Les Miserables (Thernardier) and All Shook Up (Sheriff Earl).

Ticket Information: va rep logo edit
Box Office 804-282-2620
Full Price Tickets: $48 – $60
Discounted Group Rates and Rush tickets available.
U-Tix for college and high school students $15. Available by phone or in person day of show only. Student ID required.
Evening performances at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, Saturday 7:00 p.m. pm on select Wednesdays Matinee performances at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday and select Wednesdays and Saturdays

Student Matinees:
Middle and high school matinees will take place on December 11 and 12 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $14. Shows include talkback with cast members and leaders from the Jewish community.

Talk on Tap:
The Talk on Tap conversation series will continue on Friday evenings after the 8:00 p.m. performance on December 6, 13, 20, 27, January 3 and January 10. Cast members will join the audience for casual conversations about the production. Additional Sunday talkbacks lead by local Jewish leaders will take place on December 1 and 8.

Valet parking is available for $8 at during Wednesday matinees and Friday and Saturday evening performances.

For the Hearing Impaired:
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre is equipped with a new state-of the-art induction loop hearing system that is compatible with all telecoil-equipped hearing aids and cochlear implants. A handheld receiver and headphone system is also available free of charge for anyone who is hearing impaired.