Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof on September 30, October 1

Fiddler on the Roof

Directed by Ian Zahren

AUDITIONS: Community of Christ Church 2121 S. Ridge Dr. in Coralville
September 30 (Friday) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. or
October 1 (Saturday) 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Callbacks: October 2 (Sunday) 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Please prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice that shows off your voice and your ability to tell a story. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided.

Fill out an Audition Form to secure an audition appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome, but those with appointments will take priority. Once you fill out an Audition Form, our producer, Liz Tracey will contact you with your appointment time. If you submit a form, and don’t hear back from us within a couple of days, please email liz@citycircle.org.

Performance dates for Fiddler on the Roof are December 9-11 and 16-18.

Rehearsals will begin Sunday, October 9 at 7 p.m.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. 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.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

TEVYE (45-60) – 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.

GOLDE (40-50) – Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.

TZEITEL (18-25) – Tevye’s eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town’s traditions.

HODEL (18-23) – Tevye’s second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.

CHAVA (15-20) – Tevye’s middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.

SHPRINTZE (9-13) Tevye’s fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.

BIELKE (8-12) – Tevye’s youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.

YENTE (50-60) – The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.

MOTEL (18-25) – The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.

PERCHIK (20-30) – The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.

LAZAR WOLF (40-50) – The feisty, brawny butcher and the town’s wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.

AVRAM (40-60) – Man who runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area.

GRANDMA TZEITEL – Golde’s deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.

FRUMA-SARAH – Lazar Wolf’s departed wife who becomes enraged that her husband plans on marrying Tzeitel.

In addition, there are quite a few smaller roles as villagers and Russians.