In an unprecedented move, PCPA will present its spring musical Fiddler on the Roof at the Clark Center in Arroyo Grande from April 25 to May 12, 2013.

With the Marian Theatre undergoing a major renovation, PCPA needed a venue large enough to stage a full scale musical production.

Fiddler on the Roof, a gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals, is a celebration of life and its challenges. Trying to balance life – like a fiddler on a roof – Tevye attempts to hold onto his traditions despite sweeping social change that is threatening his town’s very existence.

Following its run in Arroyo Grande, Fiddler on the Roof will transfer to the Solvang Festival Theater to launch PCPA’s summer season and play from June 13 through July 6.

The musical will be directed by Roger DeLaurier and features resident equity artist Erik Stein as Tevye the dairyman who has respectful debates with the God. DeLaurier said that Fiddler appeals to our core values and addresses the collision of generational expectations and exasperations.

Fiddler on the Roof first appeared on Broadway in 1964 and swept the Tony’s with nine “Best” awards including Best Musical for a score that features “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I were a Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and “Do You Love Me.”

The film adaptation was released in 1971 and scored three Oscars including Best Score Adaptation for John Williams. It also won the Golden Globe for Best Picture.

PCPA’s creative team includes choreography by Michael Jenkinson, musical direction by Callum Morris, scenic design by DeAnne Kennedy, costume design by Frederick P. Deeben, lighting design by Jennifer ‘Z’ Zornow, sound design by Elisabeth Rebel and stage management by Christine Collins*.

In addition to Erik Stein* in the role of Tevye, the cast includes Kitty Balay* as Golde, Karin Hendricks as Tzeitel, Elizabeth Stuart* as Yente/Fruma-Sarah, Michael Jenkinson* as Motel, Quinn Mattfeld* as Perchik, Leo Cortez as Mordcha, and Peter S. Hadres* as Rabbi. Four Young Performers will join the cast as well, Lucy Genge as Bielke, Kimi White as Young Daughter, Christopher Jensen as Son, and Thomas Appel as Yente Boy.

Fiddler on the Roof is based on Sholem Aleichem stories with Book by Joseph Stein, Music by Jerry Bock and Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick.

Call the box office – (805) 922-8313 – between 12:30 and 7pm Wednesday through Sunday for tickets and information.

Information about Group Sales for 12 or more patrons may be obtained by contacting kstegall@pcpa.org or by calling 928-7731 ext 4150.

Visit www.pcpa.org for tickets and more information.

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association

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