Sheldon Harnick - Jerry Bock - Joseph Stein’s hugely successful Broadway musical Fiddler on the Roof – directed by László Béres - will be presented at the Gyula Castle Theater’s All Arts Festival. Part of the Transylvanian Week events, the performance will take place on Tuesday, August 3, at 8.30 pm at the Lake Stage in Gyula, Hungary.
“I think it is possible to live without faith, but it is not worth it. This is one of the mottoes of my staging. What captivated me in this musical is the faith that Tevye experienced based on his conversations with the Lord. The authors show us the protagonist's relationship with God, that is infused with plenty of humor – at times he argues with Him, other times he asks or even begs, while sometimes he merely reports the events of the day. Tevye is constantly drawing strength from these conversations. For me, the most important conclusion to this story is the JOY stemming from it” – stated director László Béres about the performance.
Tevye, the male protagonist is portrayed by Zsolt Bogdán, while the cast includes: Emőke Kató, Csilla Albert, Andrea Vindis, Anikó Pethő, Zsuzsa Tőtszegi, Eszter Román, Melinda Kántor, Attila Orbán, Tamás Kiss, Csilla Varga, Loránd Farkas, Réka Zongor, Réka Csutak, Ervin Szűcs, Balázs Bodolai, Áron Dimény, Csaba Marosán, Gábor Viola, Róbert Laczkó Vass, Loránd Váta, Alpár Fogarasi, Szabolcs Balla, Edina Fodor, Gizella Kicsid, Éva Imre, Andrea Kali, Zsolt Gedő, Julia Laczó, Ferenc Sinkó, András Buzási, Előd Bálint, Máté Erdei, Gellért Nagy, Kristóf Nagy Kopeczky, Szabolcs Orbán, Péter Varga and Áron Wagner.
The performance will be accompanied by live music, performed by Péter Kolcsár (piano), Zoltán Balázs Gyenge (violin), Marius Lupșa (clarinet), Botond Ferencz Turák (trombone), Attila Antal (double bass), Domokos Csergő (percussion) and Norbert Székely (keyboards).
Musical coordinator Péter Kolcsár, coreographer Melinda Jakab, as well as set and costume designer Carmencita Brojboiu also contributed to the production.
Cluj audiences will be able to view the performance of Fiddler on the Roof on August 22, at 7 pm, in the theatre’s Main Hall.
Based on the Sholem Aleichem stories by special permission of Arnold Perl.
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince.
Original New York Stage Production Directed & Choreographed by Jerome Robbins.
The representation of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF was made possible by agreement between Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd. (www.mtishows.eu) and the THEATRUM MUNDI
Theatre and Literary Agency, Budapest (www.theatrum-mundi.hu).
The rights of the Hungarian translation have been mediated by the UMPA agency.
Tickets for the Gyula performance are available at the ticket office of the Gyula Castle Theater, and online at jegy.hu.
Tickets for the Cluj performance are available online at www.biletmaster.ro until August 15, and from August 16 they can be purchased at the theatre’s ticket office.