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Show Description: Based on Sholom Aleichem’s Tevye and his Daughters, Fiddler on the Roof is the beloved story of the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance. During the course of the show, the time honored traditions of Anatevka are both embraced and challenged by Tevye and his colorful community, as they witness his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava, grow up and fall in love in a time of extraordinary change. Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway premiere became the longest-running Broadway musical in history, a title it maintained for almost ten years. It is a story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and meaning. Fiddler features such iconic songs as the beautiful “Sunrise, Sunset,” the boisterous “If I Were a Rich Man”, and the classic “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”

Recommended for ages 8 and up
Cast List
The family:   The Jewish business owners:
Tevye: Carter Jackson Yente (matchmaker): Haley Charles
Golde: Caroline Rakestraw Lazar Wolf (butcher): Samuel Hoyer
Tzeitel: Katherine Abel Fruma Sarah (his dead wife): Ella Hipsley
Hodel: Abby Cates Rabbi:Jack Paquette
Chava: Sarah Koopman Mendel (his son): Dawson Smith
Sphrintze: Grace Packer Mordcha (the innkeeper): Johnathan Sequeira
Bielke: Elena Rempe Avram (the bookseller): Matthew Pacheco
Grandma Tzeitel/Villager: Katherine Wilkins  
  The Russians:
The suitors: Constable: Liam Wilson
Motel: Josh Braden Sasha: Carson Brooks
Perchik: Collin Jung Boris: Jack Bolander
Fyedka: Evan Flagel Russian soloist/featured dancer/Priest: Doug Hansford
Featured Jewish Villagers: Russian Soldiers: Kristopher Carnes, Gabe Schmidt
Nachum (the beggar): Carson Brooks
Shaindel (Motel's other): Maggie Harrison
Jewish Villager soloists/featured dancers: Peyton Bach, Ana Burk
Yussel (the hatmaker): Max Vincent
Jewish Villager Soloists: Emma Norris, Candace Pfister, Tilar Saunders, Ryan Wilkins
 The Fiddler:  Bryson Karrer    
Ensemble (Jewish Villagers): Ben Collado, Allie Deines, Kyra Frankowski, Cecelia Gries, Daniel Guerrero, Lydia Hansee, Charlotte Lee, Morgan Lindsay, Trevor McCracken Vivian Meng, Maddie Vezdos

Audition Information

  • Auditions are required for all cast roles and you must complete the online registration PRIOR TO audition.

    • To prepare for your audition:
      1. Write your Cast Bio using the Bio Instructions examples  (give your write-up to whomever will do Step #2)
      2. Complete your online registration by  12/05/16 at 11:59 p.m.  12/09/17 at 10:00 a.m.  This single registration handles your ARSA (Audition Request and Student Agreement) including Bio, scheduling future payment of all production and Fine Arts fees, and Parent Volunteer form.

    • Auditions for singing/dancing/acting are 12/06/16 and 12/07/16 from 3:30-5:30 pm in Room N149.  An accompanist will be available for the Wednesday, 12/07/16 auditions only!  Please prepare a 1 minute song from a "classic" musical theatre show (before 1980).  Pick something you enjoy singing that shows off your voice and your personality, and that fits the style of the show.  This is a classical musical theatre piece.  Composers like Rogers and Hammerstein and Jerry Herman are a great place to start.

    • Callbacks will be 12/09/16 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in the Lindner Theater.  Callbacks will include cold readings and songs from the show (no preparation in advance required). 

    • The cast will be announced 12/12/16.

      Attachments and Links You'll Need:  

    Online Registration (Bio, Payment and Parent Volunteer)
    Cast closes Monday 12/05/16 at 11:59 p.m.
    Student Production Team & Orchestra T-shirts closes Monday, 02/15/17 02/20/17 at 11:59 p.m.
    Student Production Team, Orchestra Tech Meals & Cast Party closes Wednesday, 03/01/17 at 11:59 p.m.
    Bio Instructions and examples Parent Volunteer information:
       Volunteer Position Descriptions
       Volunteer & Team Development Leader
       Communications Leader
      Program Ad Opportunities 
    (Ad deadline 02/08/17)
    Rehearsal Schedule  (as of: 01/02/17)
    SeatYourself - (Cast ticket purchase requirement due 03/01/17)  


    Rehearsal Information:

    • Monday-Friday from 3:30 – 5:00/5:30 p.m. In the weeks preceding a performance, rehearsals increase in length and may include weekends. A rehearsal calendar is available within one week of casting.

    • Cast and Student Production Team members are expected to be at all required rehearsals.

    • If you MUST miss a rehearsal (other than dates specified during your registration), you MUST notify director Mrs. Jung at BEFORE the fact. Do not send messages with other cast members and/or friends as that method is unreliable. Multiple absences may jeopardize your role even if they are prearranged and excused.

    • 03/06/17 - 03/09/17 - TECH WEEK - no conflicts allowed!

    Parent Information:

    • During online registration, a primary parent email is supplied.  As different from much CHCA communication, Upper School 9-12 theater parent communication is only coordinated through this one email address.  All important messages will be communicated via email so please check it frequently to stay informed! Please add the theater email address to your contacts:

    • Mandatory Show fees:
      • Cast:
        • $140.00 (Includes costume fee, tech week meals, snacks/water for pre-tech week, production t-shirt and cast party). Scheduled at time of registration.
        • A $125 annual Fine Arts fee will be added to your first CAST registration in a Upper School 9-12 theater production and helps cover CHCA overhead expenses.
        • A $25 fee will be assessed for any script or chorus book not returned or returned damaged by Wednesday, 03/15/17. (All pencil marks must be erased or the $25 fee will be assessed.)
        • All cast members must sell 12 tickets total.  Tickets will be ordered and tracked via SeatYourself, CHCA's online box office.  Ticket purchases for student credit should be completed by Wednesday, 03/01/17.  If the ticket sales requirement is not met by the deadline, you must agree to pay for unsold tickets up to 12 at the $10 rate.
      • Student Production Team and Orchestra Production T-Shirt (optional): $16.00 register online by  Wednesday, 02/15/17 at 11:59 p.m.
      • Student Production Team and Orchestra (optional): $37.00 (Includes tech week meals and cast party) register online by Wednesday, 03/01/17 at 11:59 p.m.
    • During online registration, you will schedule a future automatic payment that will be deducted after the show is cast and the first rehearsal is held. If your child is not cast, the Fine Arts Office will cancel this registration and your scheduled payment.

    • The first rehearsal will be held 01/18/17. Fees will be automatically deducted on 01/19/17.
    • Parent Volunteer:  At a minimum, we request at least one parent from each family help in some aspect of the pre-production and also a shift during the production.  You will complete an online Theater Parent Volunteer form during registration to choose work like sets, costumes, props, etc. and a shift during the production for concessions, box office or candy grams.

    • Note:  Parent Information Review - Thursday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m. Join Director Susan Jung, Technical Director Jim Jung and the Leadership team backstage in the theater. Snacks will be provided along with an optional theater tour.
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