Albert Lea Community Theatre announces auditions for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Published 10:29 am Monday, April 8, 2024

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Albert Lea Community Theatre announces auditions will be held April 16 and 17 for “Fiddler on the Roof ” at the Marion Ross Performing Arts Center, 147 N. Broadway in Albert Lea.

Set in the little village of Antevka, 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. The show features iconic and beloved songs such as “Tradition,” “If I Were a Rich Man” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker.”

Gordy Handeland will direct with Diane Heaney as music director. There will be eight performances scheduled for June 20-30. There are roles available for men and women of various ages and a limited number of roles for children in this play. Children should be at least 8 years old to audition. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing and read from the script. Auditions begin at 6 p.m. for children ages 8–16 with auditions for 17 and older beginning at approximately 7 p.m. Anyone who would like to audition but is unable to attend in person on the audition nights should contact the director, Gordy Handeland, at 507-279-1014 before April 17.

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