Fiddler and Family

Teacher is in a production of Fiddler on the Roof, so we’re going to go see her. Since starting lessons with her she’s been in probably 3 or 4 shows but I just haven’t been able to make it work yet. Something about Fiddler is in the air for me anyhow – a friend and I were just talking about the show, my nieces were in a production in Wichita a couple months back, and now this.

My first memory of Fiddler on the Roof is watching it on television as a young child. We watched it as a family and I remember greatly enjoying the time together and all of us being charmed by the film. We were a musically inclined crew, and it really resonated. This viewing happened back when VCRs were still relatively new, but I’m not sure if we watched on television or on a recorded version.

Fiddler is a family coming of age drama – my dad is a huge fan and probably enjoyed it the most out of all of us. Of course he had two daughters, which helped him relate to the larger-than-life Tevye, but he’s also just a fan of musicals in general, when you get down to it. Nowadays those nieces/his grandchildren I mentioned above are likely to be the main draw for him, of course!

I’m looking forward to seeing it again after all these years – a week from tomorrow. A side note: somehow I’m still not able to casually refer to my violin as a “fiddle” the way most people do. I don’t think I’m going to get out of Teacher teaching me some proper fiddle technique eventually (she enjoys doing a little demo from time to time), so I’ll have to figure out how to come around!

I’ll write up the show after we see it. Evanston Light Opera Works, if you are interested!

Thanks for reading.

Ryan

2 comments

  1. Julie Libel · · Reply

    Anxious to hear about it. I’ll tell the girls you’re going to see it!

  2. The girls are smitten with Fiddler, smitten I tell you! With that and Wicked 🙂 They even taught Greyson “Matchmaker”, which he affectionately calls “macker macker”. And he also busts out with “L’chaim! To life!” Hilarious:)

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