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TRA presents Fiddler this Spring

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Tipton-Rosemark Academy presents the Tony Award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof March 28–April 5 in the new Performing Arts Center on the TRA campus at 8686 Rosemark Road in Millington.
Performances are 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, March 28 and 29, with a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, March 30. The show continues its run at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights April 3-5. Tickets are $14 for adults and $10 for students. Thursday, April 3 is Student Night and student tickets will be discounted to $7.
Written by Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof debuted at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway in 1964 and ran for 3,242 shows, becoming the longest-running musical in 1972. It was one of the first Broadway musicals to deal with serious issues such as persecution, poverty and holding on to one’s beliefs. The show won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actress.
Set in 1905 in a small Jewish village in Russia, it is the story of dairyman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in a changing world. Tevye’s daughter Tzeitel wants to marry a poor tailor instead of the middle-aged butcher her father has chosen for her in the tradition of arranged marriages. Tevye is forced to choose between his daughter’s happiness and his culture’s beloved traditions.
The musical produced well-known songs such as Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man and Matchmaker.
Tevye will be played by senior Tyler Vernon, who was nominated for Best Actor by the Orpheum last year for his portrayal of Emile in South Pacific. Junior Rachel Thomas will play his wife Golde, while his daughters will be played by seniors Reva Obenchain and Christen Caradine, juniors Ashley Sweeney and Shelbi Sellers, eighth grader Lauren Caradine and seventh grader Gracie Easley.
For more information on Tipton-Rosemark Academy’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, call Todd Goode at 409-4984 or visit the school’s website at to purchase your tickets online.

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