Award Winning Fiddler on the Roof
Angelina Arts Alliance News Release - January 11, 2012
Contact: Ginger Trotter, Marketing & Communications - 936-633-3220
Lufkin, TX- After 8 years on Broadway, 3,242 performances, and 9 Tony Awards, the National Tour of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, comes to the Temple Theater in Lufkin on Saturday, January 14 for two performances, a matinee at 2:30 and an evening performance at 7:30 pm. “FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is one of the most glowing creations in the history of American Musical Theater”, emphasized Rick Schiller, Executive Director of the Angelina Arts Alliance. “We are excited to finally bring it to Lufkin”.
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem and takes place around 1910 in a small Ukrainian village affected by a unique moment in history filled with uncertain times. The stories talk about the appeal and importance of tradition and the struggle of maintaining tradition in a rapidly changing world. The national tour stars John Preece, as Tevye the poor milkman and father of five daughters, whose life gets complicated as he seeks to find suitable husbands for them amidst the turmoil and political upheaval all around him.
Tickets for the show are $40-$50 ($60 Premium) at the Temple Theater Box Office (936.633.5454). Tickets can also be purchased online at angelinaarts.org. The performances of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF are sponsored by Lufkin Industries, Inc., Memorial Health System of East Texas, and Goodwin-Lasiter, Inc./Scott & Strong, Architects. Season Sponsors are First Bank & Trust East Texas and Temple-Inland.
The score of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF reads like a list of Broadway’s greatest hits. “If I were a Rich Man”, “Sunrise, Sunset”, and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker” are all touching and familiar songs. Come experience FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and see why the Pittsburgh Tribune wrote “It’s richly satisfying and surprisingly touching” and the Houston Chronicle said “...Fiddler offers a rare blend of artistic merit, entertainment, and sheer humanity.”
The Temple Theater and the theater Box Office are located on the Angelina College campus in Lufkin.
Box office hours are 11:00-5:00 M-F. Tickets may be purchased in person or by calling 936.633.5454. Visit www.angelinaarts.org to purchase tickets online and for information about the entire 2011-12 season. Follow Angelina Arts Alliance on Facebook for late-breaking news and ticket giveaways.
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