REPORTING · 21st May 2015
All Photos were taken at a dress rehearsal this past weekend.
The Mount Elizabeth Musical Theatre Class for 2015 has a great crop of students this year and they are getting ready to put on ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ this weekend at the MET. The show runs Friday, May 22nd, Saturday, May 23rd, Friday May 29th and Saturday, May 30th at 8 pm. Tickets are $15 and are available at Pyramid Office Supplies.
“Fiddler on the Roof is about, 1905, a Jewish Community in Anatevka, just tied up with the traditions of the Jewish life and how that is beginning to be pulled apart by the various political aspects of Russia,” said Tina Watchorn, who was given the title of Assistant Director. “The Czar is blaming the Jews for the upsets and there’s programs happening and it is a very unsettled time for the Jewish Community in that area. Tevye is desperately trying to hang on to the traditions of his faith and of his family life but bit by bit, piece by piece, circumstances are causing him to let those traditions go.”
“Fiddler on the Roof is a show that I’ve wanted to do for some time and we have a very strong male lead who can pull off the Tevye,” said Director Rick Jones.
Fiddler on the Roof stars Robert Capezzuto as Tevye and Alyssa Gibaldi is playing Golde, Tevya’s Wife. In addition, Kevin Eastman is playing Motel, Libby Towse is playing Tzeitel and Zoe Gielens is Chava. The students who are performing in the play come from many different grades, from 8-12.
“Leah Anthony is just doing a fabulous job as the stage manager and she is a grade 12 student,” said Watchorn.
In addition, there are a number of members from the community who are participating in making the play a success, in the booth, making costumes and building sets. Watchorn gave special thanks to all of these people who are involved in the play.