“Fiddler on the Roof” is the classic musical of a family’s struggle against time and tradition. The story centers on Teyve, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences swirl around them.
Told with humor, but not a comedy, this story of generational and political struggle is set in Tsarist Russia in 1905, and is told through such well known songs as Tradition, Matchmaker, Do You Love Me, and of course, If I Were a Rich Man. The play is based on the stories by Sholem Aleichem.
See why this musical, originally produced in 1964, won 10 Tony Awards. Revivals in 1976, 1981, 1990, 2004, and 2007 have won their share of Tonys as well. Additionally, the 1971 film won three Academy Awards.