Fiddler on the Roof 2013 – Iowa State University Theatre Production

book by Joseph Stein based on Sholem Stories, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

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“And how do we keep our balance?  That I can tell you in one word:  tradition!”

Tevye, his wife, and five daughters live in Tsarist Russia.  He hopes to find fine husbands for each of his girls, men who will follow the Jewish faith and earn enough to made a comfortable life, but each young woman wants to make her own choice.  Tevye finds himself placed in precarious position between the tradition he follows and the new ways his daughters accept.  A universal story of love, hope, and acceptance.

Produced in conjunction with VEISHEA and the Department of Music.

April 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 7:30 p.m.; April 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.

Fisher Theater – Ames

Adults and seniors $21, students $16. Single tickets are available through the Iowa State Center Ticket Office in Ames, any TicketMaster, or at the door before performances.

The Cast

The Pappas
Tevye, the Dairyman – Anson Woodin
Lazar Wolf, the Butcher – Joseph Leon
Mordcha, the Innkeeper – Brandon Brockshus
Rabbi – Joseph Alan Smith
Avram, the Bookseller – Nick Prenger
Nachum, the Beggar – Ryan Hansen
Yussel, the Hatmaker – Jake Hinrichsen

The Mamas
Golde – Hannah Skalbeck
Yente, the Matchmaker – Abby Lund
Shaindel, Motel’s mother – Julia Ferrell
Grandma Tzeitel/Mama – Mary Stone
Fruma-Sarah/Mama – Courtney Kayser
Mama – Taylor Troyer
Mama – Ashley Wiser
Mama – Mackenzie Lyons

The Sons
Motel, the Tailor – Evan Stenzel
Perchick, the Student – Ethan Peterson
Mendel/Bottle Dancer – Mitchell Nieland
Son – Anthony Battani
Son/Bottle Dancer – Grant Luther
Son/Bottle Dancer – Kevin Barron
Young Boy – Joshua Gartin
Young Boy – Zander Reed

The Daughters
Tzeitel – Bethany Berger
Hodel – Grace Chermak
Chava – Kersten Tipping
Shprintze – Josie Baum
Bielke – Sarah Carlson
Daughter – Sara Jane Mildenstein
Daughter – Devyn Lenaghan
Daughter – Sara Wodka

The Fiddler Katelyn Rew

The Russians
Constable – Christopher Kent
Fyedka/”To Life” Soloist – Wes Ketcham
Sasha – Ethan Svoboda
Priest – Austin Schinke

Production Team

Director – Brad Dell
Scenic Designer – Jay Jagim
Costume Designer – Kelly Marie Schaefer
Lighting Designer – Jim Trenberth
Costume Shop Supervisor – Doris Nash
Technical Director – Derek Hisek
Secretary – Liese VanderBroek


Production photos, publicity photos, and headshots by Nancy Thompson

Graphics by Liese VanderBroek and Nancy Thompson

Poster by Jenny Lichty

Read about it in Inside Iowa State, the Ames Tribune, and the Iowa State Daily!