Wednesday, January 29, 2020

reviews - FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - National Tour: ASU Gammage

Yehezkel Lazarov
photo by Joan Marcus
highlights from local critics reviews - (click link at bottom of each review to read complete review)

Click here for more information on this production that runs through February 2

"...a wonderful cast, exceptional creative elements, succinct and fresh direction and choreography, and a moving portrayal by Yehezkel Lazarov as the musical's beloved milkman, Tevye....Bartlett Sher's direction (re-created by Sari Ketter for the tour) adds many original touches and doesn't stick to the blueprint forged by original director Jerome Robbins...Hofesh Shechter's choreography (re-created for the tour by Christopher Evans) adds completely original dances that are influenced by Jerome Robbins' original, famous signature dance steps ... Even the famous wedding bottle dance in the show has been given a fresh take....Fiddler on the Roof is a very moving and powerful piece of musical theatre. The touring production is fresh and new, and simply splendid. If you've never seen this show before or if you've seen it a dozen times, you are in for a treat from this exceptionally solid production of a popular and timeless musical that tells the heartfelt story of a simple man, his family, and his fellow villagers who are all confronted by some serious issues in a time of change."   -Gil Benbrook, Talkin' Broadway (click here to read the complete review)

"In all the times that I have seen FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (and they have been many ~ whether on stage or film), I have never seen a production as inspired, imaginative, and moving in its staging as Bartlett Sher's. The vision of this Tony Award-winning director imbues this musical classic with a singular vitality and soulfulness that distinguishes it from its antecedents...." - Herbert Paine, Broadway World (click here to read the complete review)

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