Fiddler on the Roof, a gem from Broadway’s Golden Age of musicals, moves to Solvang to launch PCPA’s summer season. It plays from June 13 through July 6, performances are at 8pm. Fiddler 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 upsetting his family values while threatening his town’s very existence.

The musical is directed by Roger DeLaurier and features resident equity artist Erik Stein as Tevye the dairyman who must find suitable husbands for his daughters and has ongoing respectful debates with the God. DeLaurier said that Fiddler appeals to our core values and addresses the collision of generational expectations and exasperations.

PCPA’s creative team includes original 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 manager is Heather Patterson.

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, Leo Cortez as Mordcha, and Peter S. Hadres* as Rabbi. George Walker will cover the role of Perchik which was played during the spring run by Quinn Mattfeld*.

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.

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

“A universal story of hope, love and acceptance, a stunning, joyful
and jubilant musical masterpiece.”
New York Daily News


Erik Stein* as Tevye

“An insightful, fun, and
inspiring performance” – Sun


Erik Stein* as Tevye

“It’s sure to send shivers down
everyone’s spines” – Tribune


Krysta Michelle Smith as Hodel,
Karin Hendricks as Tzeitel,
Jessica Chanliau as Chava

Photos: Luis Escobar

“A spectacular presentation”
– Santa Maria Times

Just the facts… Solvang performances

What Fiddler on the Roof
When June 13 – July 6, 2013
Venue Solvang Festival Theater
420 2nd Street
Times 8pm Tuesday – Sunday
Tickets From $36.50 with discounts for students, children, seniors, and preview performances June 13 and 14.
Box Office (805) 922-8313 – Wednesday – Sunday 12:30 – 7pm
Internet www.pcpa.org
Photo Gallery www.pcpa.org/fiddlerphotos.html