As previously announced, Australian musical theatre superstar, Anthony Warlow, returns direct from Broadway to play the coveted role of Tevye. Warlow has spent the last three years treading the boards on Broadway playing Daddy Warbucks in Annie and most recently replacing Kelsey Grammar as Captain Hook in Finding Neverland.
Joining Anthony on stage is Australian stage and screen star, Sigrid Thornton, ARIA award winning musician Lior, funny-man Mark Mitchell and acclaimed actress Nicki Wendt.
Playing Tevye’s five daughters are Teagan Wouters (Dirty Dancing) as Tzeitel, Monica Swayne (Wicked) as Hoddel, Jessica Vickers (NIDA) as Chava and making their professional adult musical theatre debuts are Madeline Perrone and Sara Reed as Sprintze and Bielke.
Perchik will be played by Blake Bowden (Blood Brothers), Avram by Andrew Kroenert (City of Angels) and Fyedeka by Jensen Overend (Nice Work if You Can Get It). The role of Fruma-Sarah will be played by Sara Grenfell (Sunset Boulevard) while the Rabbi will be played by Derek Taylor.
Completing the cast in the ensemble are Prue Bell, Jared Bryan, Zoe Coppenger, Zach Curran, Mark Doggett, Matt Douglass Brett Fisher, David Hammond, Glen Hogstrom, Jennifer Peers, Matthew Predney, Annie Stanford, Darren Tyler and David Whitney.
Set in 1905 in a small Jewish village in Tzarist Russia, Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of milkman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in a changing world. One of Tevye’s 5 daughters, Tzeitel, wants to marry a poor tailor instead of a middle-aged butcher her father has chosen for her in the tradition of arranged marriages. The story follows Tevye as he attempts to hold onto his family values despite sweeping social change.
Produced by Tim Lawson for The Works Entertainment, (The Illusionists, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Chorus Line) this new Australian production of Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Roger Hodgman (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), musically directed by Kellie Dickerson (Wicked) and boasts the award winning choreography by Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) under the watchful eye of Resident Choreographer, Dana Jolly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Completing the creative team is Set Designer: Richard Roberts; Light Designer: Paul Jackson and Sound Designer: Michael Waters.
Fiddler on the Roof plays for 6 weeks only from 29 December 2015 at Melbourne’s Princess Theatre, before playing at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from 24 March 2016. For more information, visit: www.fiddlerontherooftour.com for details.