“Fiddler on the Roof” at Shore Cultural Centre in October

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Fiddler on the Roof has captivated audiences since it premiered on Broadway in 1964, being the first musical to run more than 3,000 performances. It follows the story of a milkman, Tevye, and his five daughters who live in a small Jewish village in 1903. The appeal of this musical are the mesmerizing songs which include “If I Were a Rich Man,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” and the universal themes of love, family, and tradition in changing times.

Douglas F. Bailey II returns to Silhouette Productions to direct this production after performing last year as Nicely-Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls. His stage experience is extensive and includes roles as Shrek in Shrek: the Musical and Leo Bloom in The Producers. Music Director D. Keith Stiver has worked in a similar capacity at many theaters in Northeast Ohio including Aurora, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, and Garfield Players.

Silhouette Productions Fiddler on the Roof carries a strong family theme into their cast and crew with regional families Angers, DiDonatos, Douglasses, Ferlitos, McGarrys, Minders, Mirabiles, Tecsons, and Sills taking part at all levels. Choreographer Tara Mirabile began her dance career in Euclid with Lakeshore Dance and Gymnastics. Sihlouette productions was founded by her grandmother, Florence Abraham, and later revived by her late uncle Charles Abraham. Presently, her mother Charlotte Mirabile holds the title of Artistic Director.

“It is an absolute pleasure to work in my own community in such a quality production. Our director and music director as well as our choreographer are going to have us sounding and looking great for your pleasure. We will whisk you away to the little Russian Jewish village of Anatevka with all the colorful characters who live there,” states cast member Meg McGarry. “I would say to all my fellow ‘Euclidians’ and beyond… don’t miss this terrific family classic in Shore Cultural Centre’s full-size theatre!!! Bring the whole family.”

Silhouette Productions is featuring “Dinner and a Show” packages at Vittorio’s Buon Appetito in Wickliffe (440-585-7700) and Mama Catena’s (216-261-7768), located on Babbitt Rd. in Euclid, on show evenings. The Irish American Club East Side (216-731-4003) is offering an unlimited brunch event on Oct. 26th for members and nonmembers. Those that purchase or already have a ticket for the matinee that day will receive a 10% reduction on the cost of brunch provided by Koumbaros Catering. Please call each location for information and reservations.

Fiddler on the Roof, based on Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince, original New York Stage production directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins, runs October 17 – 26 Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:00 pm at Shore Cultural Centre. Advance tickets $14.00 (over 60/under 14 yr $12.00), at the door $16.00 (over 60/under 14 yr $14.00). Saturday, October 25, will be “CCF-Euclid Hospital Night with Fiddler.” Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, has partnered with Silhouette Productions as a sponsor of Fiddler on the Roof. For tickets or information, call 216-219-3630 or 440-256-1602, or purchase online. Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, OH.

You may also be interested in attending Remember the Pines which run from October 3 through the 12th.

Gabe Arnold
Author: Gabe Arnold