BOS Musical Theatre Company has been delighting Southport audiences with quality musical theatre since 1959 at the Scala Theatre, Garrick Theatre, Southport Arts Centre and more recently Southport Little Theatre.
And it’s at the Little where their fresh production of Fiddler on the Roof opens on Saturday, May 25.
Fiddler on the Roof tells the beloved story of the small, tradition-steeped town of Anatevka, Russia, where Jews and Russians live in delicate balance.
During the course of the show, the time honoured traditions of Anatevka are both embraced and challenged by Tevye and his colourful community, as they witness his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava grow up and fall in love in a time of extraordinary change.
Fiddler on the Roof’s Broadway premiere became the longest-running Broadway musical in history, a title it maintained for almost ten years.
It is a story that captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family and meaning. Fiddler features such iconic songs and the beautiful Sunrise, Sunset, the boisterous If I We’re a Rich Man and the classic Matchmaker, Matchmaker.
BOS has gathered members old and new to bring together a stunning rendition of this timeless show.
Liz Clarke, who directs her 16th show for the society, said: “Fiddler holds very special memories for me, as Chava was my first principal role for the society. In that particular production our former president and long standing member, the late David Charters, played the role of Tevye.
“I was in awe of his talent and learnt so much from him about the art of performance. In my 40th year of membership with the society I feel honoured to be directing our 60th anniversary production.”
The production boasts a 10-piece live orchestra, a beautiful set and costumes and the promise of a fabulous night of live theatre.
Fiddler on the Roof is showing at 7.30pm nightly at Southport Little Theatre on Hoghton Street from Saturday, May 25 to Saturday, June 1. There is an additional matinee performance at 2pm on Saturday, June 1. The Theatre box office is open daily from 11am until 2.30pm in person or by calling 01704 530521.
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