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Our 2017-2018 Season
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Fiddler on the Roof

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Audition Dates:

Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Show Synopsis

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Audition Notes

Please prepare a short song,  and bring sheet music in the appropriate key. An accompanist will be provided.  Director and musical director may not need to hear the entire song.

Come prepared to dance, some men may need to learn a short section of bottle dance.  Willing and seeking to showcase one or more truly trained male “dancers” in large dance sequences.  The opportunity to really highlight your talent and training..

Headshots and resumes are not required but gladly received.

Cast Breakdown

Fiddler: Director is planning on making this role more prominent.  Seeking a true musician who can play the violin very well and create a definite character.  Although it is male role, will consider a female musician who can pass as male once in costume and make-up.  Please come to audition prepared with instrument and a short piece to play.  This person will be filling Violin part in the orchestra, but will be onstage for much of it.  For additional information please contact director Scott Hart with questions at fiddler@barntheatre.org

Tevye: The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.  Seeking a more “youthful” man in character (not necassaryly age).  Someone who can make us laugh one minute and bring us to tears the next.  Seeking a strong actor over singer.  Does not need to be the “usual Tevye type”. Gender: Male, Age: 45 to 60; Vocal range top: F4; Vocal range bottom: Ab2

Golde: Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye. Gender: Female; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range top: Eb5; Vocal range bottom: A3

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. Gender: Female; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: B3 

Hodel: Tevye's second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia. Gender: Female; Age: 18 to 23; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: B3 

Chava: Tevye's middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier. Gender: Female; Age: 15 to 20; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: B3 

Shprintze: Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.  Gender: Female; Age: 9 to 13; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: B3 

Bielke: Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.  Gender: Female; Age: 8 to 12; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: B3 

Yente: The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip. Gender: Female; Age: 50 to 60; Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: F3 

Motel: The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.  Gender: Male; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: E3 

Perchik: The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 30; Vocal range top: E4; Vocal range bottom: B2 

Lazar Wolf: The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel. Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 50; Vocal range top: F#4; Vocal range bottom: C3 

Avram: Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area.  Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 60; Vocal range top: Eb4; Vocal range bottom: D3 

Grandma Tzeitel: Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.  Gender: Female; Age: 60 to 75; Vocal range top: D5; Vocal range bottom: C#4 

Fruma-sarah: Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel. Must NOT be afraid of heights. Gender: Female; Age: 35 to 45; Vocal range top: Eb5;  Vocal range bottom: C4 

Constable: Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers. Gender: Male; ge: 35 to 45

Fyedka: A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence. Gender: Male; Age: 20 to 25

Rabbi: Older character actor, small in stature, frail. 

2 young boys 6-10 years of age.

Ensemble: Villagers, Russian Soldiers, etc.

 

Performance Dates

Friday, November 10, 2017 at 8pm
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 2pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2pm
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 2pm
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 8pm
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 8pm
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 2pm
Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, December 01, 2017 at 8pm
Saturday, December 02, 2017 at 8pm

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org

***IMPORTANT: You will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability of staff and cast.

The Barn is an all-volunteer organization, we are unable to provide housing or offer remuneration.