One of the most widely acclaimed musicals of all time will be performed Thursday through Saturday at Mohave High School. “Fiddler on the Roof” continues the school theatre department’s tradition of bringing Broadway to Bullhead City for three spring musical performances March 23 through 25.
Curtain time is 7:00 pm. Tickets are $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for students.
“Fiddler on the Roof” tells the story of Tevye the dairyman in a close-knit Russian village about 110 years ago. The show has won numerous Tony, Academy and Grammy awards.
Some of its best known songs include “Tradition,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” which has become a favorite of many couples getting married.
Veteran Mohave High performers Andrew Snider and Kelsea Hubbard are the leads as Tevya and his wife Golde. Both are seniors. It is the second time they’ve been cast as a married couple. Last year they portrayed Harry and Doris MacAfee in Mohave High’s “Bye Bye Birdie.”
“It has family values, lessons in tolerance, romance, history and, of course, tradition,” Snider said, referring to the theme of the opening number. “They maintain their beliefs. No matter how much lifethrows at someone, you can still stick to your beliefs and persevere. There’s a character someone in the audience can always relate to.”
Snider plans to double-major in political science and theatre in college. Hubbard will be a musical theater major.
The production is directed by Mohave High drama teacher Lori Garner. Choir teacher Cameron Pruett is overseeing the vocal music, while Mohave High band teacher Michelle Ribelin is the pit orchestra’s musical director. Mohave High principal Steve Lawrence noted the collaboration from three award-winning school fine arts programs has been outstanding.
Tickets are available at the Mohave High box office the night of each performance. Additional information is available at 928-758-3916, ext-1247.