November 14, 2019
Tickets for the
Sydney season of one of the most loved musicals of all time, Fiddler on the Roof, will go on sale on Friday 22 November, with pre-sales from
today. Fiddler on the Roof will be brought to life at the Sydney Opera
House from 3 September 2020 in a new production performed entirely in Yiddish, the
language of Tevye and his family! It premieres in Australia after sold-out
seasons in New York and worldwide critical acclaim.
With direction by Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey,
this uplifting production “strikes a deep emotional chord” and “offers a kind
of authenticity no other American Fiddler ever has” (The New York
Times). It will be produced in Australia by Opera Australia and John Frost in
association with Hal Luftig and Jana Robbins.
One of the most renowned musicals of all time, the
original Broadway production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
With book by Joseph Stein and based on Sholem Aleichem’s classic Yiddish
stories, Fiddler on the Roof’s celebrated score by Jerry Bock and
Sheldon Harnick features songs including Tradition, Matchmaker, Sunrise Sunset
and If I Were A Rich Man.
Harold Prince, the legendary and original producer of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway (1965 Winner of nine Tony® Awards, including Best
Musical) said, “If you have seen Fiddler before, you must see this
production because it will make you feel you are seeing Fiddler for the first
Don’t miss the beloved story of a community and its
struggle to balance traditions and desires in a changing world. Experience Fiddler on the Roof in a new way, a unique, authentic language version of this
much-loved musical theatre classic. The little town of Anatevka will bustle
like you’ve never heard it before.
The most authentic Fiddler –
wonderfully, vibrantly alive.” – Time Out
language to make you laugh, cry, and cheer. This Fiddler speaks to us all.”