Fiddler on the Roof
Portland Center Stage artistic director Chris Coleman has dreamed of doing this Tony Award–winning classic for 20 years. “The music is so simple, but so moving,” he says. His patience paid off: he’s staging it with the largest known cast in PCS history.
"The minimalist set contrasts with the production's maximalist cast. It's a strong ensemble that doesn't really have any weak singers and, as the play's numerous impressively choreographed scenes show (hats off to Kent Zimmerman, who reproduces Jerome Robbins's original choreography), boasts several fleet-footed dancers. Working in the shadow of Chaim Topol's definitive portrayal of Tevye in the 1971 film version of Fiddler, PCS Tevye David Studwell delivers a fine performance, drawing out, perhaps even better than Topol, the comedic aspects of the character..." Read our full review.
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