Auditions: APRIL 6 & 7, 2015 AT 7:00 PM at The Barn Theatre
Production: June 11-16, 18-21, 2015
Fddler on the Roof
Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
A musical theatre tradition, Tevye the milkman tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world.
Story told with humor, warmth and honesty. Underwritten by:
Book by JOSEPH STEIN Music by JERRY BOCK Lyrics
by SHELDON HARNICK
“Mr. Robbins’ Original Direction reproduced by Liz Wheeler” “Original choreography reproduced by Colleen Christianson”, “Orchestra Direction by Dennis Benson”
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIShows.com” This activity is funded in part by a grant from the Southwest Minnesota Arts Council, through an appropriation from the MN State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.
Cast size: Large cast (over 20) all ages. Plan for vocal, reading and movement in audition process.
Please have prepared songs for lead & ensemble roles, as listed below. Pianist provided.
Cast Type: Children in Cast, Ensemble Cast - Many featured roles, Mainly Men, Older Role(s), Star Vehicle - Male,
Strong/Large Chorus, Teenage Roles Dance requirement: Standard (Musical Staging/Some Dance/Optional)
Casting notes: Character Breakdown (See more at: http://www.mtishows.com/show)
AVRAM Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area. Male, 40-60 yrs old Range:
D3 - Eb4
BIELKE Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik. Female, 8-12 yrs old Range: B3 - D5
CHAVA Tevye's middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier. Female, 15-20 yrs old Range: B3 - D5
CONSTABLE Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers. Male, 35-45 yrs old Speaking Role
ENSEMBLE VILLAGERS; RUSSIAN SOLDIERS
FRUMA-SARAH Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel. Female, 35-45 yrs old Range: C4 - Eb5
FYEDKA A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence. Male, 20-25 yrs old Speaking Role
GOLDE Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye. Female, 40-50 yrs old Range: A3 - Eb5
GRANDMA TZEITEL Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel. Female, 60-75 yrs old Range: C#4 - D5
HODEL Tevye's second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia. Female, 18-23 yrs old Range: B3 - E5
LAZAR WOLF The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel. Male, 40-50 yrs old Range: C3 - F#4
MOTEL The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly. Male, 18-25 yrs old Range: E3 - F#4
PERCHIK The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel. Male, 20-30 yrs old Range: B2 - E4
SHPRINTZE Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik. Female, 9-13 yrs old Range: B3 - D5
TEVYE The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud bpatriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures. Male, 45-60 yrs old Range: Ab2 - F5
TZEITEL Tevye's eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town's traditions. Female, 18-25 yrs old Range: B3 - D5
YENTE The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip. Female, 50- 60 yrs old
1.Here are the roles and corresponding numbers that auditioners should be prepared to sing (available at Barn/email)
a. Everyone auditioning: Sabbath Prayer and the measures of Tradition that apply to their age group (Poppas, Mommas, Sons, Daughters) in parts.
b. All Girls: Matchmaker
c. Young men and Motel: Miracle of Miracles
d. Golde: Sabbath Prayer and Do You Love Me?
e. Young women auditioning for Hodel: Far From the Home I Love
f. Tevya: Sunrise, Sunset and Do You Love Me?
2. Anyone wishing to audition should prepare the first verse of the number indicated above for the roles that interest
them. An accompanist will be provided. If the numbers are unfamiliar, please listen to a recording. It is not
necessary to memorize the song. We will spend a few minutes singing together through the number, then each
individual will sing their part alone.
For scripts, questions, auditions: The Barn Theatre, 321 4th St SW, Willmar MN 56201, 320-235-9500 www.TheBarnTheatre.com