Fiddler on the Roof Tour Commences Oct. 21 in Alaska

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A new North American tour of Fiddler on the Roof, featuring John Preece as Tevye the milkman, launches Oct. 21-27 at Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage, AK. Engagements in American and Canadian cities have been announced through May 2012.

This is the second national non-Equity incarnation spun off from an national Equity tour that starred Topol and then Harvey Fierstein a few seasons back. Jerome Robbins' original choreography is recreated by Sammy Dallas Bayes, who also directs.

The creative team helping to bring to life the traditions of a group of Russian-Jewish villagers in the classic 1964 Tony Award-winning musical includes lighting designer Ken Billington and Jason Kantrowitz, costume designer Tony Ray Hicks, scenic designer Steve Gilliam, sound designer Duncan Robert Edwards and music director David Andrews Rogers.

The Broadway classic draws on the stories of Sholom Aleichem. The libretto is by Joseph Stein, the music is by Jerry Bock and the lyrics are by Sheldon Harnick. The show's songs include "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Miracle of Miracles," "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Far From the Home I Love" and "Tradition."

Preece has performed in Fiddler on the Roof over 3,400 times, more than 1,700 of which were in the role of Tevye the milkman. This production marks his 10th national tour. His other productions include 1776, Damn Yankees and The Man of La Mancha at the Candlelight Theatre in Wilmington, DE.

The touring cast also includes Pamela D. Chabora (Golde), Brooke Hills (Tzeitel), Chelsey LeBel (Chava), Sarah Sesler (Hodel), Andrew Boza (Motel), Billy Holly (Rabbi), Barbi McGuire (Yente), Megan Mekjian (Bluma), Samantha Mitchell (Rivka), Kristin Morris (Bielke), Joshua Phan-Gruber (Perchik), Brenne Rimberg (Shprintze), Michael Shultz (Fyedka) and David B. Springstead, Sr. (Lazar Wolf). The ensemble includes Dave Adamick, Kirk Bixby, Danny Blaylock, Andrea Spencer Christensen, Ryan F. Cupello, Patrick David, Aaron Dore, Alex Herrera, Ted Keener, Johnny Machesko, Dennis Setteducati, Clay Smith, Stephen Charles Turner and Gerri Weagraff.

The schedule for the new North American tour of Fiddler on the Roof is as follows:

Oct. 21-27, 2011
Atwood Concert Hall, Anchorage, AK

Nov. 1-2, 2011
Conexus Arts Centre, Regina, SK

Nov. 4-6, 2011
TCU Place, Saskatoon, SK

Nov. 8, 2011
ENMAX Center, Lethbridge, AB

Nov. 10, 2011
Civic Center, Cheyenne, WY

Nov. 11-12, 2011
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD

Nov. 13, 2011
Alberta Bair Theater, Billings, MT

Nov. 14, 2011
Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck, ND

Nov. 15, 2011
Fargo Dome, Fargo, ND

Nov. 16, 2011
The Orpheum Theatre, Sioux City, IA

Nov. 17, 2011
George Daily Auditorium, Oskaloosa, IA

Nov. 18, 2011
Sondheim Center, Fairfield, IA

Nov. 20, 2011
Sandusky State Theatre, Sandusky, OH

Nov. 22-27, 2011
Auditorium Theatre, Chicago, IL

Nov. 29-Dec 1, 2011
Robinson Center Music Hall, Little Rock, AR

Dec. 3-4, 2011
Arnold Hall Theater, Colorado Springs, CO

Dec. 6-11, 2011
Majestic Theatre, San Antonio, TX

Dec. 13, 2011
The Plaza Theatre, El Paso, TX

Jan. 8, 2012
Yardley Hall, Overland Park, KS

Jan. 11, 2012
America Bank Centre, Corpus Christi, TX

Jan. 12-13, 2012
Lutcher Theater, Orange, TX

Jan. 14, 2012
Temple Theater, Lufkin, TX

Jan. 15, 2012
Grand Opera House, Galveston, TX

Jan. 17-22, 2012
Kentucky Centre for the Arts, Louisville, KY

Jan. 24, 2012
Turning Stone Casino, Verona, NY

Jan. 26, 2012
McCoy Center, New Albany, OH

Jan. 27, 2012
Mendel Center, Benton Harbor, MI

Jan. 28, 2012
Macomb Center for the Performing Art, Clinton Township, MI

Jan. 29, 2012
Jackson Community College, Jackson, MI

Jan. 30, 2012
John Labatt Center, London, ON

Feb. 2-4, 2012
Lyric Opera House, Baltimore, MD

Feb. 6-7, 2012
Imperial Theatre, St. John, NB

Feb. 8-9, 2012
Fredericton Playhouse, Fredericton, NB

Feb. 10-11, 2012
Metro Center, Halifax, NS

Feb. 14, 2012
Luhrs Center, Shippensburg, PA

Feb. 15-16, 2012
FM Kirby Center for the Arts, Wilkes Barre, PA

Feb. 17-18,2012
State Theatre, New Brunswick, NJ

Feb. 19, 2012
Tilles Centre for the Performing Arts, Brookville, NY

Feb. 21, 2012
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA

Feb. 24-26, 2012
Overture Center, Madison, WI

Feb. 28, 2012
Strand Capitol Performing Arts Center, York, PA

Feb. 29, 2012
Community Arts Centre, Williamsport, PA

March 1-2, 2012
E.J. Thomas Hall, Akron, OH

March 3, 2012
Niswonger Performing Arts Center, Van Wert, OH

March 4, 2012
Norton Centre, Danville, KY

March 6-11, 2012
Murat Center, Indianapolis, IN

March 12, 2012
Center Arena, La Crosse, WI

March 14, 2012
Community Auditorium, Thunder Bay, ON

March 17, 2012
The Whiting, Flint, MI

March 18, 2012
Assembly Hall, Champaign, IL

March 20-21, 2012
Grand Opera House, Macon, GA

March 22-23, 2012
River Center, Columbus, GA

March 24, 2012
The Classic Center Theatre, Athens, GA

March 26, 2012
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL

March 28, 2012
Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Sarasota, FL

March 30-31, 2012
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL

April 1, 2012
Kravis Center, West Palm Beach, FL

April 3-8, 2012
The Peabody Opera House, St. Louis, MO

April 10-15, 2012
Bushnell, Hartford, CT

April 24-29, 2012
Orpheum Theater, Omaha, NE

May 1-6,2012
Civic Center Music Hall, Oklahoma City, OK

May 8-13, 2012
Tulsa Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, OK

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