Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof
The Parker Arts, Culture and Events (PACE) Center is holding auditions for Fiddler on the Roof, set to play at the PACE Center in July and August. Directed by Kim Moore in partnership with Parker Theatre Academy and in association with Parker United Methodist Church, this community theater production takes an entire village to recreate. The play focuses on Tevye, the father of five strong-willed daughters pursuing their potential suitors and longing for independence, who struggles to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Parker United Methodist Church has produced shows to benefit the Parker Task Force for the past seven years and this year the show will be on the PACE Center stage.
Auditions are on June 4 and 5 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the PACE Center, 20000 Pikes Peak Avenue in downtown Parker. Performers of all ages and talents are needed and families are encouraged to audition. Call 303.805.3364 to schedule an audition appointment. Callbacks are by invitation only on June 6 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. There is a participation fee of $45 if selected for the cast. For each additional family member, $20 will be charged up to a maximum charge of $95 per family. Scholarships are available.
Those auditioning must prepare a thirty-second song from Fiddler on the Roof. Be prepared to learn a simple dance and read from the script.
The first rehearsal is June 18 and continues Monday through Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Specific days and times for individual performers and ensembles will be created after auditions. Performances are on the weekends from July 27 to Aug. 4 at the PACE Center.
Cast Description for Fiddler on the Roof
Tevye – a dairyman, head of the household, comic, loveable, male in 40’s
Golde – Tevye’s wife, 30-40 year-old female, strong with a funny, sharp tongue
Tzeitel – oldest daughter, wants to do right by the family, in love with Motel
Hodel – 2nd daughter, fiery quick tongue in love with Perchik
Chava – 3rd daughter, gentle, loves books, in love with Fyedka
Shprintze – 4th daughter, playful and young
Bielke – youngest daughter
Yente – the matchmaker, loves to talk
Motel Kamzoil – a gentle tailor who loves Tzeitel
Shandel – Motel’s busy-body mother
Perchik – a fiery, radical student in love with Hodel
Fyedka – a charming young Russian who loves Chava
Lazar Wolf – an older butcher/widower who wants to marry Tzeitel
Fruma-Sarah – Lazar’s crazy dead wife
Grandma Tzeitel – Golde’s dead grandmother
Mordcha – the innkeeper
Rabbi – the revered Rabbi of the community
Mendel – Rabbi’s peacemaking son
Avram – bookseller, bearer of bad news
Nahum – the complaining beggar
Yussel – a hat maker
Constable – the Russian lawmaker who is friends with Tevye
The Russian Priest
Sasha – bully Russian friend of Fyedka
Bottle Dancers – very athletic with rhythm and strength
Plus a village of all ages!
Located in historic downtown Parker, the PACE Center is home to a 536-seat theater, 250-seat amphitheater, art gallery, event room, dance studio, culinary kitchen and several classrooms. PACE provides a wide variety of local, regional, national and international cultural, arts, scientific and educational programming to the region and serves as a rental venue for community, business and social events. For more information about the PACE Center, visit http://www.PACEcenteronline.org.