Written by Joseph Stein and based on Sholem Aleichem’s short story Tevye and His Daughters

Directed by Jim Tropp

Set in 1905 in a small Jewish village in Russia, it is the story of dairyman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family’s traditions in a changing world. Tevye’s daughter Tzeitel wants to marry a poor tailor instead of the middle-aged butcher her father has chosen for her in the tradition of arranged marriages. Tevye is forced to choose between his daughter’s happiness and his culture’s beloved traditions.

Fiddler on the Roof won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Actor (Zero Mostel), Best Supporting Actress (Maria Karnilova) and Best Director (Jerome Robbins) as well as awards for author, producer, choreographer, costume design and composer and lyricist. In 1991 it won another Tony Award as Best Revival of a Musical. A 1971 movie version directed by Norman Jewison was nominated for Best Picture and picked up three Academy Awards.

The musical produced well-known songs such as Sunrise, Sunset, If I Were a Rich Man, and Matchmaker.

Produced by Rock River Repertory Theatre Co. at Edgerton Performing Arts Center, 200 Elm High Drive, Edgerton, Wisconsin

Performances: January 15-24, 2016

Performance Times:
January 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7:30pm and January 17 and 24 at 2pm

Ticket Prices: $18 Opening Night $20 Advance $22 at the Door

Tickets are available at Edgerton Pharmacy, 711 N Main St, Edgerton, WI 53534 or by calling 1-800-838-3006 or online at.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


Rock River Repertory Theatre Company announces open auditions for the Tony Award winning musical, “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”.
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” will be presented January 15-24, 2016 at the Edgerton Performing Arts Center in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Rehearsals will begin November 23. “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” will be directed by Jim Tropp.
Auditions will be held Tuesday, September 29nd and Thursday, October 1st at 6pm in the Edgerton High School Choir Room located at 200 Elm High Drive, Edgerton, WI. Those auditioning should prepare 24 bars of a song from a Broadway Musical. A song from “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” is encouraged. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. You may not sing a cappella or with recorded accompaniment. Please bring a photo and theatrical resume stapled together. These will not be returned. Auditions are open to anyone 14 years and older
All roles are available. Casting is open. Newcomers are welcome.
For information please email Jim Tropp at We look forward to welcoming you to the Rock River Rep Community!