PHOTO CALL: Jonathan Hadary and Ann Arvia Star in Arena Stage's New In-The-Round Fiddler on the Roof

News   PHOTO CALL: Jonathan Hadary and Ann Arvia Star in Arena Stage's New In-The-Round Fiddler on the Roof
 
The classic musical Fiddler on the Roof is presented in an in-the-round staging by Arena Stage having begun performances Oct. 31.

The cast features Ann Arvia (Mary Poppins, Les Miserables) as Golde and Tony Award nominee Jonathan Hadary (Golden Boy, Spamalot) as Tevye. Their five daughters are played by Dorea Schmidt (The Love of the Nightingale) as Tzeitel, Hannah Corneau (Harmony) as Hodel, Maria Rizzo (Gypsy) as Chava, Shayna Blass (Yentl) as Shprintze and Maya Brettell (Beaches) as Bielke.

Portraying the suitors of the eldest daughters are Joshua Morgan (The Piano Teacher) as Motel, the tailor; Michael Vitaly Sazonov (The Light in the Piazza) as Perchik, the scholar; and Kurt Boehm (My Fair Lady) as Fyedka, the Russian soldier. The company also features Erick Devine (Ragtime) as Lazar Wolf and Valerie Leonard (Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner) as Yente/Grandma Tzeitel.

The company also includes Alex Alferov as the Fiddler, Scott Harrison as Mendel, Joe Mallon as Nachum, Jimmy Mavrikes as Yussel, Tracy Lynn Olivera as Fruma-Sarah, Joe Peck as Rabbi, Barbara Pinolini as Shandel, Kyle Schliefer as Sasha, Thomas Adrian Simpson as Mordcha, Chris Sizemore as Constable, Jamie Smithson as Avram and ensemble members Trevor Illingworth, Farrell Parker and Curtis Schroeger with swings Eric Greengold and Jesse Palmer.

Arena Stage bills the production as follows: "The theatrical masterpiece, which garnered nine Tony Awards for its 1964 debut, weaves together a portrait of family, community and life’s unexpected miracles, large and small, and showcases a jubilant and beloved score, including 'If I Were a Rich Man,' 'Sunrise, Sunset,' 'Matchmaker, Matchmaker' and 'Tradition.'" Take a look at the in-the-round production:

For more information, please visit arenastage.org.

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