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Broadway classic ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ comes to The Arts Center March 7


Fiddler on the RoofBROWSVILLE, TEXAS –FEBRUARY 13, 2013-Musical theater buffs will be singing as a production of the beloved Broadway classic “Fiddler on the Roof” comes to The Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 7, as part of The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College’s Signature Series.

Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, “Fiddler” tells the story of milkman Tevye and his five strong-willed daughters, living in Tsarist Russia in 1905. The original Broadway production opened in 1964, and still ranks as one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history.

The title is a metaphor for life amid changing times: As precarious as a fiddler on the roof. In the story of Tevye and his daughters, the family struggles to maintain long-held religious traditions, as changing times and influences from outside cultures present both heart-wrenching challenges and heart-warming opportunities. In the end, as soldiers evict the Jewish townspeople from their village, three of the daughters start new lives with their chosen husbands, while the rest of the family heads for a new life in America.

“Fiddler” is packed with memorable, sing-able songs, from “Tradition” and “If I Were A Rich Man,” to “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” and the poignant wedding song, “Sunrise, Sunset”.


Rancho Viejo Golf Course and Resort is sponsoring the performance in Brownsville for this national tour of “Fiddler”, as a special treat for those Rio Grande Valley arts patrons who can’t get enough Broadway.


“We have patrons who are crazy about musical theater, and we try to satisfy,” said Dr. Dan Barnard, Arts Center Director. “A key word for this year’s Signature Series is ‘tradition’ and every single show this season has some tie to tradition. Especially in this production of one of America’s most beloved musicals, it’s right there in the song!”


Individual tickets for the performance may be purchased online at or by calling 956-UTB-TKTS (956-882-8587). Patrons are encouraged to purchase early, as limited lower-priced seating is expected to sell out quickly.

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