Gaels Theatre Guild and orchestra hard at work preparing for upcoming annual musical, ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’


photo by Ashley Plant ’23

Chandler Shulman '24, Entertainment Editor

It’s that time of year again as the Gaels Theatre Guild prepares for this year’s annual musical, Fiddler on the Roof.

If you’re a theatre buff, movie fan, or even a literature fiend, you’ve likely heard of this incredible show. Taking on such a huge task as putting on the iconic show that is Fiddler brings a lot of extra work in order to do it justice. Luke Martin, who plays Perchik, believes in the importance of honoring the story, “Fiddler on the Roof is such an iconic show with such a poignant and topical story that it is our responsibility as actors to really feel the meaning of what we are performing, or else we risk not honoring the people the story is based on.”

Fiddler on the Roof is the story of Tevye, the Milkman struggling to find a suitable husband for each of his five daughters. Set in Anatevka in Eastern Europe during the early 1900s, the plot in the show are overshadowed by the looming threat of Russian persecution on behalf of the characters’ Jewish faith.

“While the show consists of many different stories and subplots, the overarching story of the show is really the story of faith and love in the face of violence and destruction,” cast member Max Wieseler says.

The show has everything from comedy to tragedy, something for everyone. Featuring a live orchestra and an incredibly talented cast, Fiddler on the Roof is showing in the Jim3 House of Performing arts the weekends of February 17-19 and February 24-26.