A review on East’s theatrical production of “Fiddler on the Roof”

Jolie Krooks ('09)/Eastside Online Editor-in-Chief

Wow.

It’s my senior year at East and I have only been to two theatrical productions–The Crucible (Fall 2008) and Fiddler on the Roof (Spring 2009). 

I wish I had gone to all of them.

As soon as I walked into the auditorium Saturday night I started saying “wow.”  Stage crew did a fantastic job with the set.  Wooden panels bordered the stage with windows and lamps on each side.  The set looked so professional that it seemed like the theatre was specifically designed for Fiddler alone.  The audience was particularly mesmerized by the graveyard scene, in which the butcher’s deceased wife, suspended in the air, hovered over Tevye and his wife and threatened their daughter’s life if she should marry her widowed husband.  

The singing.

The acting.

The orchestra.

 After only spending eight dollars and driving for less than five minutes, I saw my peers outperform Broadway.   The performers were so mesmerizing that one or two minor glitches–a broken door and a collision of one of the moving platforms with the wall of the stage (okay, this glitch wasn’t so minor)–were completely forgiven.

See Fiddler on the Roof.  If you don’t love it, then you can call me biased.  

For more information, see the February edition of Eastside (“East’s Theatre Department brings spring musical ‘To Life'” page 4) or visit http://www.cherryhill.k12.nj.us/news/news/detail.cfm?itemid=2898.

Showtimes:

Friday, March 13 (7:30 pm)

Saturday, March 14 (7:30 pm)

Sunday March 15 (2 pm)

Tickets are 10 dollars (8 dollars for students through high school) and are sold daily from 10 am to 1 pm and an hour before the performances outside of the auditorium.