Weston youth perform Fiddler on the Roof

Back row, from left, Olivia Bernstein of Weston, Ethan Brodows, and Olivia Sacane of Weston; front row, Tori Lubin, Sydelle Bernstein, Lauren Lambrecht, and Cassie Lang in the MTC School of Performing Arts production of Fiddler on the Roof: Junior Edition. —Jim Schilling photoMusic Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) School of Performing Arts presents Fiddler on the Roof: Junior Edition, a fully staged and costumed production performed by MTC School of Performing Arts students.

The cast features Isabel Angeli, Olivia Bernstein, Leo Bernstein, Meghan Kaeser, Eileen Kaeser, Isabelle Potash, Olivia Sacane, and Elizabeth Sander of Weston.

Fiddler on the Roof: Junior Edition will be performed on Friday, July 13, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, July 14, at 2 p.m. at Long Lots School, 13 Hyde Lane in Westport.

Tickets are $15-$20 for adults and $12-$15 for students, and reservations are suggested.

Tickets for both productions are available by calling Music Theatre of Connecticut at 203-454-3883 or visiting musictheatreofct.com.

Perfect for the whole family, Fiddler on the Roof: Junior Edition is presented as a special edition of one of Broadway’s great masterpieces. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

In the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.

Songs include Tradition, Matchmaker, If I Were a Rich Man, Sunrise, Sunset, and Far from the Home I Love.

With music by Jerry Bock, book by Joseph Stein, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories by special permission of Arnold Perl, this classic American musical made its Broadway debut in 1964 and remains one of the longest-running shows of all time. Winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, score, book, direction, and choreography, the show spawned four Broadway revivals and a successful 1971 film adaptation, and has enjoyed enduring international popularity.

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