Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof

“Like no other musical before or since.” — New York Times

Based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Directed by Dennis Razze


With nine Tony Awards and a historic, record-setting Broadway run, Fiddler on the Roof has been called “the greatest musical of all time.” It has been performed the world over in nearly every language. Tevye, the indomitable milkman and father of five daughters, faces a rapidly changing world that challenges the traditions he cherishes and the faith that defines his life. Timeless songs – “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sabbath Prayer,” and “Sunrise, Sunset” – underscore a universal story about family, love, and the struggle against oppression. Dennis Razze, associate artistic director who directed last season’s acclaimed Oklahoma! will direct. Recommended for ages 6+




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Lehigh Valley Press

“A rousing ‘Fiddler.'”

“You have probably not seen a “Fiddler On The Roof” as fine as that of Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s.”

“…Absolutely stunning on a number of levels, starting with the extraordinary performance of Joe Vincent in the lead role of Tevye.”

“Vincent not only plays the role with immense humanity, his robust and versatile voice plumbs the depth of meaning in dialogue and song…. A tour de force for Vincent.”

“‘The Dream’ scene is hilarious and incredible all at once”

“…Truly amazing. The bottles are not attached (I asked). There is no trickery. Just skill, emblematic of the entire PSF production.”

“Don’t miss PSF’s stupendous production. PSF’s “Fiddler” is triumphant.”

Reading Eagle

“Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s ‘Fiddler’ has all the right tricks.”


“All three of the elder daughters – Jennifer Apple, Leah Scofield and Christine Baglivio – are miraculous. The Russian dancers, particularly Sean Bell and Ben Delony, provide spectacularly gymnastic moves.”


“Sweet and smart.”


“Endearing and such fun.”


“Joe Vincent is everything a Tevye should be.”

The Morning Call

“Rich with energy, heart.”

“Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival has hit the jackpot with Joe Vincent.”


“Tour de force.”


“A joy.”


Features & Press Releases

Fiddler on the Roof Opens 23rd Season at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Higgins • 610.282.WILL [9455], ext. 4 June 5, 2014 Center Valley, PA—With nine Tony Awards and a historic, record-setting Broadway run when it debuted 50 years ago, Fiddler on the Roof has been called “the greatest musical of all time.” Timeless songs—”If I Were a Rich Man,” “Sabbath Prayer,” and […]

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Fiddler Cast News

Taking on the role of Tevye is Joe Vincent, who played Big Daddy in PSF’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof in 2012. “As soon I saw Joe as Big Daddy, I knew I wanted to do Fiddler with him – he has the depth and command of the stage to play the role,” says Director Dennis Razze. Vincent […]

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If I Were Rothschild

By Lisa Higgins In Collected Stories of Sholom Aleichem: Tevye’s Daughters, Tevye chronicles his family life and the social conflict in the last days of Tsarist Russia in the early 1900s. Some of the characters, scenes and stories translate directly into the musical, while others serve as inspiration. Tevye fantasizes about what he would do with […]

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Tevye, the Dairyman:
Joe Vincent*

Golde, his wife:
Anne Kanengeiser*

Jennifer Apple

Leah Scofield

Chava :
Christine Baglivio

Catherine Scheidel

Mary Frances Scheidel

Yente, the Matchmaker:
Patti Mariano*

Motel, the Tailor:
Hunter Ringsmith

Perchik, the Student:
Jonathan Raviv*

Lazar Wolf, the Butcher:
John Ahlin*

Mordcha, the Innkeeper:
Gordon Gray

Robert Cohen

Mendel, his Son:
Leonardo Altafini

Avram, the Bookseller:
Jonathan Wallace

Nachum, the Beggar:
David A. Smith

Grandma Tzeitel:
Amanda Steckerl

Valerie Berger

Dave Scheffler

Matt Kleckner

Shaindel, Motel’s Mother:
Caitlin Dailey

The Fiddler:
Louis Jannuzzi III

Sean Bell*

Ben Delony*

Andrew Barr

Mark Marano

David A. Smith

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Sean Bell*

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Cody Davis* (Dance captain)

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Ben Delony*

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Leonardo Altafini

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Brendan Doyle

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Dane McMichael

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Hal Miers

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Kevin Riddagh

Male Dancer/Ensemble:
Kyle Schumaker

Valerie Berger

Caitlin Dailey

Audra Fryberger

Maria Pfender

Amanda Steckerl

Andrew Barr

Mark Marano

David A. Smith

Yeshiva Boy:
Matt Enters

Yeshiva Boy:
Dane McMichael


Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Dennis Razze

Musical Director/Conductor:
Nathan Diehl

Original Choreography Recreated by:
Stephen Casey

Scenic Designer:
Will Neuert

Lighting Designer:
Eric T. Haugen

Costume Designer:
Sam Fleming

Sound Designer:
Ian P. Carr

Fight Director:
J. Alex Cordaro

Production Stage Manager:
Kate L. Ferdinandi*

Producing Artistic Director:
Patrick Mulcahy

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Stage Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.