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ronderman April 16th, 2016 12:37am

This week I have been taking part in a production of The Fiddler on the Roof. Have you ever seen the movie or seen a production of The Fiddler on the Roof?

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
04/23/16 9:00 pm

I know this poll closed already, but I've been gone for a bit, so don't mind me. Just want to say that I LOVE Fiddler. It's one of my favorite musicals. Such a good score. So many good numbers, and the story is fantastic as well. Do you have a part, or are you in the chorus?

leilu SoCal
04/16/16 7:04 am

Yes! It's one of my favorite musicals. The last time I saw our was at the Pantages when Chaim Topol portrayed Tevye, it was amazing to see him!

04/16/16 7:01 am

I've never seen it, but my mother has seen the Broadway show as well as the movie and randomly breaks out into song with, "Tradition" (she's very theatrical) and sings it in this operatic's funny. I really should make it a point to see the movie. Good luck with your performance!

getupbaby South City
04/16/16 5:03 am

I used to go out for every musical in high school and have grown to dislike most of them, but I will still watch this one front to back. A classic!

Phillyusmc Philadelphia PA
04/16/16 12:50 am

Love the movie with Topol as Tevye
Also saw a production done by a local theater company which was awesome

04/15/16 9:20 pm

If I were a rich man,
Yubby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dibby dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man.
I wouldn't have to work hard.
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
If I were a biddy biddy rich,
Idle-diddle-daidle-daidle man

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/15/16 9:20 pm

I thought that was gwen stefaniπŸ˜³πŸ˜›

ronderman North Carolina
04/16/16 5:21 am

When I think of the stereotypical older Jewish man, I think. . .Gwen Stefani m

aj1545 Cat Lady
04/16/16 6:58 am

πŸ˜‚ She has a song called rich girl thats pretty much a cover of if i was a rich man. I heard that before fiddler haha

MaxineL New Jersey
04/15/16 9:14 pm

I have seen it at least 10 times. What part are you playing?

ronderman North Carolina
04/16/16 5:22 am

It's actually a high school production that needed extra voices for the villager songs. I am part of an "invisible choir". I am off stage with a mic.

I graduated high school 25 years ago.

catpillow Florida West Coast
04/15/16 8:11 pm

I wish I could have seen the stage production with Zero Mostel.

orgblu10 Shamerica
04/15/16 7:49 pm

I remember my parents taking me along to see a theatre production of it as a kid.

04/15/16 7:36 pm

Have conducted two runs of the show. I still cringe when someone says "Tradition" or "To life."

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/15/16 7:29 pm

I played pit drums for the show at an Equity summer stock theatre in central Illinois, with comic legend Stubby Kaye as Tevye. My son was in a local production here while in junior college - he was one of four Bottle Dancers, but when they added an extra Sunday matinée at the last minute, he had to do the bottle dance himself. He hammed it up and brought down the house! What's your role?

ronderman North Carolina
04/15/16 8:32 pm

It's actually a high school production that needed extra voices for the villager songs. I am part of an "invisible choir". I am off stage with a mic.

chickencookie It really is
04/15/16 7:08 pm

Saw movie and the show on Broadway. Great music!

kermie gaytopia
04/15/16 7:02 pm

I played Tevye in college and have seen others perform it a couple times too. One of my favorites!

anniepoops wisco fever
04/15/16 6:18 pm

I know a few people who are in this production that'll be on stage in a few weeks! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

ronderman North Carolina
04/15/16 6:19 pm

I hope you go. It's really good.

anniepoops wisco fever
04/15/16 6:28 pm

I might. There are a lot of shows I've been invited to, so I'll try to check a few of them out.

susanr Colorado
04/15/16 6:16 pm

I haven't. I can hear some of the music in my head, though.

ronderman North Carolina
04/15/16 6:19 pm

They have another show tomorrow. Come here and I will comp you a ticket.

susanr Colorado
04/15/16 6:30 pm

You tempter!

I'm feeling too yucky to go anywhere (just a cold, but I don't want to pass it around) - and the Denver airport has already cancelled 678 flights for the weekend in advance of a *huge* expected snowstorm (one model predicted 40" of snow), so I think I'm hibernating tomorrow. Probably couldn't even get to Denver, anyway.

Want to do the musical again in June? There's a birthday party I'm trying to talk myself into going to on the 25th in Chapel Hill, and I have a good friend I want to visit in Durham, too.

ronderman North Carolina
04/15/16 7:17 pm

Ha! Tevia is a senior and headed to Kings college in NYC after graduation.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
04/15/16 6:11 pm

It's a great play.
Where are you doing it & what is your role?

ronderman North Carolina
04/15/16 6:18 pm

My kid's high school is doing it. It is a small school and they needed some extra voices for the songs when the villagers sing. So, I am a part of an "invisible choir".

Long story short, I get the best seat in the house and they give me a microphone.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/15/16 7:33 pm

But with your beard, you should be on stage! I'm protesting on your behalf by not flying there to see it! πŸ˜ƒ

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
04/15/16 7:38 pm

Ron: those were great times. I did video for the HS musicals. There is a lot of work & literally sweat & tears.
It was great. In fact I was president of the choir one year & chaperoned many trips.
You are making lifetime memories for your family. Good stuff!

ronderman North Carolina
04/15/16 8:26 pm

Tom, our Tevia is incredible (and he has a wonderful beard). He Transformed into a middle aged Jewish man. If I had the opportunity, I don't know that I could do better or that I'd want to. I would be a great Motel, but alas, I graduated high school in 1990.

suppressedID That is my secret Cap
04/15/16 6:04 pm

I would… "If I were a rich man..."

SticksandStones Stop fearmongering
04/15/16 5:56 pm

I was on running crew for it when I was in 5th grade. It was the "junior version," since it was a middle school musical, but I loved it. Wish I had auditioned for it, though.

04/15/16 5:55 pm


biker4life Arizona
04/15/16 5:43 pm

No and I'm not planning to either.