FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 2017
CENTERSTAGE CLOVIS COMMUNITY THEATRE
“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”
CENTERSTAGE CLOVIS PRESENTS AN UPDATED TAKE ON THE VENERABLE BROADWAY FAMILY CLASSIC.
Four performances weekly from July 13 – July 22, 2017
Opening Night: Thursday, July 13
CLOVIS, CA — CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre begins its 26th Season with an updated production of Fiddler on the Roof ¬– the classic Broadway musical based on Sholem Alecheim’s “Tevye and his Daughters” and set in the little village of Anatevka. The story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof‘s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.
“This year we are pulling out all the stops and completely updating this venerable family classic. Rather than rent a set, we set out to build a versatile unit set complete with multiple layers and textures. The staging that one comes to expect from Fiddler on the Roof is also completely reimagined,” says CenterStage artistic director and Fiddler director Scott Hancock. Together with vocal director Judith Dickison, Hancock has assembled an ensemble of younger singers and valley theater veterans to create a formidable company with Good Company Players favorite Darren Tharp and CenterStage newcomer Jennifer Gotten leading the way. This is one you will not want to miss!
Performing Arts | Theater
Fiddler on the Roof
By Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein
CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre
Directed by Scott Hancock
Featuring Darren Tharp (Tevye), Jennifer Gotten (Golde – CenterStage debut), Teanca Roussow (Tzeitel), Emily Pofahl (Hodel), Mary Bouton (Chava), Victoria Fernandez (Shprintze), Allie Jeschien (Bielke)
Scenic design by Kris Cadieux, lighting and sound design by Madi Spate and technical direction by Ben Holley.
July 13 – July 22, 2017
Opening Night: Thursday, July 13
Thu, Fri & Sat 7:30 pm
Matinees: Every Sat 2:00 pm
Mercedes Edwards Theatre | 902 5th St. Clovis, CA 93612
Winner of nine Tony Awards when it debuted in 1964, and recently enjoying a successful Broadway revival, Fiddler on the Roof is the brainchild of Broadway legends, Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince; songwriters, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick; and bookwriter, Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon.
Recommended for all ages.
$15–$20, details below (discounts available for Students, Seniors and groups of 20 or more)
$20 Adult General Admission
$18 Senior/Student General Admission
$15 Group purchase of 20 or more tickets
All prices subject to change
Under 30: $20, all performances
Senior discounts: $2 off, all performances
For group sales, contact Scott Hancock, firstname.lastname@example.org | (559) 323-8744
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Darren Tharp (Tevye) Darren Tharp is happy to return to CenterStage’s production of Fiddler on the Roof and excited to be playing the role of Tevye as this has been a role he has waited for since his youth. A valley veteran to the stage, audiences may have seen him in such shows as Max Bialystock in The Producers and Trevor Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie at Good Company Players, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins at Fresno State, and many more.
Jennifer Gotten (Golde) Jennifer studied Vocal Performance and Choral Conducting at Shenandoah Conservatory of Music. She has conducted and performed with numerous choirs with orchestra and a capella chamber groups. In Belgium she was Vocal Music Director at the Award Winning SHAPE Performing Arts Centre, performing as Rizzo in Grease, Miss Hannigan in Annie, Elsa in The Sound of Music, Fraulein Kost in Cabaret, (winning the IMCOM Europe Tournament of Plays “Topper” Award for Best Actress in a Feature Role,) The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz, Mollie the Horse in Animal Farm, (winning the AACT IMCOM Europe One Act/One Page Play Festival Award for Best Actor in a Feature Role,) and Mrs. Claus in Breakfast with Santa. In Virginia, she played Maria in The Sound of Music, Gertie in Oklahoma, and was Director of Music for Oliver! preparing and conducting the pit orchestra.
Teanca Roussow (Tzeitel) Teanca Rossouw’s passion for performing began when she made her acting debut as Scabbers the rat in a Harry Potter skit for her preschool graduation and hasn’t looked back. Since then she has been in over 40 shows, some of her favorites being Sunday in the Park with George (Dot), Into the Woods (Bakers Wife), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Rosa Bud). She recently graduated from AMDA with a BFA in musical theatre and has her sight set on the great white way.
Larry Mattox (Lazar Wolf) A 40-year veteran of Valley Theater, Larry Mattox would like to thank his wife, Rebecca Mattox for sharing her voice, the CenterStage Family for giving him the opportunity to inhabit Anatevka for the fifth time.
Scott Hancock (Director) Scott is beyond excited to return to the director’s chair for this summer’s Fiddler on the Roof. He just wrapped up conducting Heathers: The Musical at CSU Fresno, where he frequently serves as musical director and conductor. Interestingly, Scott’s first encounter with CenterStage was in the summer of 1997, when he played a Russian in (you guessed it,) Fiddler on the Roof! Scott holds his bachelor’s degree in Theater Arts from CSU, Fresno, where he has previously conducted Assassins, Into the Woods, and Godspell to name just a few. He has directed for the Cutting Edge Theatre Project, CMT, GCP and Townsend Opera Players. A Bay Area native, Scott has called the Central Valley home for more than 40 years.
ABOUT CENTERSTAGE CLOVIS COMMUNITY THEATRE
CenterStage Clovis Community Theatre is a community-based non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to bringing fine live theatre to the valley community. Since 1991, under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors, a highly-accomplished production staff works together with cast and crew to create fine comedy, musical and dramatic productions. CenterStage is supported through community donations, sponsors, and theater box office revenues.
Fiddler on the Roof will begin CenterStage’s 26th Season.
Scott Hancock, Artistic Director
(559) 323-8744, | firstname.lastname@example.org