Artistic Director: Valerie Easton
Music Director: James Bryson
- Warren Kimmel* as Tevye
- Jonathan Bruce* as Lazar Wolf
- Sylvia M. Zaradic* as Yente
- Jennifer Poole as Golde
- Natasha Zacher as Tzeitel
- Jenika Schofield as Hodel
- Julia Ullrich as Chava
- Kerry O’Donovan as Motel
- William Tippery as Fyedka
- Zach Wolfman as Perchik
- Erin Palm as Fruma Sarah
* The participation of these Artists are arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT).
Arta Negahban, Maia Hoile, John Cousins, Kyle Oliver, Michael Wilkinson, Colleen Byberg, Rachael Carlson, Emma Ciprian, Lucan Crandall, Darian Grant, Tiffany Hambrook, Jacqollyne Keath, Matt Ramer, Owen Scott, Peter Stainton, Michael Stusiak, Tosh Sutherland, Adam Turpin, Kaitlynn Yott and Jacob Wolstencroft.
Marni Johnson, Kevin Woo, Katie Stewart, Kevin McDonnell, Jennifer Vance, Steve Prestage, Malcolm Francis, Tom Walker, Peter Serravalle, Steve Torok, Paul Chan, Eva Ying, Mary Grace del Rosario, Lia Wolfe, Janice Webster, Ross Halliday, Monica Sumulong, Kevin Woo, Andrea Flello, Kerry Fraser and Patrick Ray.
Set Designer – Brian Ball
Lighting Designer – Gerald King
Sound Designer – Tim Lang
Costume Designer – Christina Sinosich
Specialty Costume Pieces – Patrice Godin
Photography by Tim Matheson
Stage Manager: Ingrid Turk*
Assistant Stage Managers: Gerri Torres, Samantha Paras
As the play beings, Tevke, a Jewish milkman, tells of the customs in the little Russian town of Anatevka. It is 1905, and life is a precarious as a fiddler on the roof, yet through their traditions the villagers endure.
Tevke is raising five daughters. Although it is a Jewish customer to have a Matchmaker choose husbands for the daughters, his daughters have other ideas in mind. Three of the five daughters fall in love with a man that doesn’t quite fit the image Tevye had in mind. However, love does win overall. In the midst of the love triangles, Tevye is concerned about the war in his town as the Russian tsar, the ruler of Russia, is trying to run out all Jewish people from the country.
Throughout the musical, Tevye examines his Jewish beliefs and questions how he can walk the pathway of his faith when the world around him is changing.