FALCONER – This weekend, Falconer Central School’s Drama Club will present “Fiddler on the Roof.”
The musical is based on the life of a philosophical Jewish milkman, Tevye, who explains the customs of the Jewish people and their lives in the Russian town of Anatevka in 1905.
Since December, around 45 students in the cast, crew and orchestra have been practicing for this weekend’s performance.
The show’s directors say audience members will be treated to well-known musical selections such as “Tradition,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker,” and the iconic “If I Were a Rich Man.”
The memorable characters are portrayed successfully by Matt Gullotti as Tevye, Tesika Kilmer as Golde, his sharp-tongued wife, Eliza Schrantz as Tzeitel, Alexis Adam as Hodel, and Cierra Waterman as Chava, the oldest daughters.
Other colorful villagers include Erika Binkley as Yente, the town matchmaker, Kaden Bianco as Lazar Wolf, the butcher, Davin Riel as Motel, Jacob Thierfeldt as Perchik, and Hunter Gruber as Fyedka, as well as many other falconer students completing the cast.
Performances will take place Friday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Falconer High School’s auditorium. Tickets are $8 sold at the door.
Also, happening this weekend Chautauqua Lake Central School presents “Cast Party” Friday and Saturday; Frewsburg High School presents “Grease” Friday and Saturday;
Next week, Randolph Central School will present “Sister Act” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Later this month, Cassadaga Valley Central School will present “Seussical” Friday, March 20, Saturday March 21, Friday March 27 and Saturday, March 28.
Jamestown High School will present “Once Upon A Mattress” Thursday, March 26, Friday March 27, and Saturday March 28.