Fiddler on the Roof is All-School Play

March 23, 2011 —

Hudson High School proudly presents this year’s all-school play, Fiddler on the Roof, beginning Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27. The curtain opens at 7:00 Thursday through Saturday evenings, and at 3:00 on Sunday afternoon.

Hudson High School proudly presents this year’s all-school play, Fiddler on the Roof, beginning Thursday, March 24 through Sunday, March 27. The curtain opens at 7:00 Thursday through Saturday evenings, and at 3:00 on Sunday afternoon. General admission tickets are available at the door for $5.00, and a few reserved first and second row seats are available for $10. If you are interested in reserved seating, please call the high school and ask for Cathy Schoonover.

The story takes place just before the Russian Revolution, circa 1905, in a small Jewish community, Anatevka, and follows the life of Tevye (senior Andrew Bocks), his wife Golde (sophomore Hannah Schoonover), and their five daughters played by senior, Wendy Cox; juniors, Elizabeth Johnston and Julie Shoemaker; sophomore, Cayla Coleman; and senior Zoe Middleton. Acting as the narrator, Tevye tells of the importance of tradition in his family and community as he learns some of the new ways of life.

Yente, the matchmaker, (senior Megan Baker) knows all that goes on in the little village and arranges a marriage for Tevye’s oldest daughter – to Lazar Wolfe (senior Jake Lancaster). Tevye and Yente do not know, however, that his daughter has pledged herself to Motel, the tailor (senior Eric Clark). Not knowing how to explain this to his wife Golde, Tevye “has a dream” where he sees Grandma Tzeital (junior Chelsea Fritz) and Lazar’s dead first wife, Fruma-Sarah (Sarah Luma, senior). After much commotion in the village including Avram-the bookseller and bearer of bad news (senior Jake Enerson); the Innkeeper, Reb Mordcha played by senior Meiko McDaniel; and the Rabbi played by senior Broedy Michael and his son (freshman Jordan Hayes) the two are married.

With four other daughters at home, this break in tradition cracks the door a bit to allow new thinking. When second daughter Hodel announces that she and the rebel Perchik (sophomore David Bough) intend to be wed, the door opens a little further. But, when the next daughter, Chava announces her intention of marrying Russian soldier, Fyedka, played by senior Jordan Lake, Tevye wonders if he can bend that far.

The audience follows Tevye’s fate with his family as there is trouble brewing between the Russian government and the little village of Anatevka. This is a story of human emotion-as entertaining as it is touching. The high energy dances will have your toes tapping as we celebrate the highs and lows of life together.

The all-school play involves at least 65 students this year, 52 of whom are actors on stage. Others have been in charge of programs, make-up, and back-stage management. This year’s tech crew is headed by senior leaders Tom High as sound technician and Brandon (Bubba) Snead as lighting technician. The combined efforts of students, staff, and community members make this production a source of pride.