Old habits die hard. Especially when the habits are religious traditions and the agents of change seek to persecute those traditions. "Fiddler on the Roof," written by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, directed by Phyllis B. Gitlin for the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, is a moving and painful account of the conflict.
Set in 1905, in the village of Anatevka, Russia, the story features Tevye (Martin Feldman). He's a poor milkman, a dedicated husband/father, and a devout Jew. He's married to Golde (Harriet Whitmyer). They've got five daughters. They include Tzeitel (Jennifer Bales), Hodel (Melissa Deni), Chava (Sar...
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