Parkland Theatre Presents Fiddler on the Roof

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CHAMPAIGN - Parkland Theatre is marking the close to its 2015-2016 season with a production of Fiddler on the Roof .
Stephen Fiol is direction this local production, while Whitney Havice directs choreography and Cullyn Murphy provides musical direction

Fiddler in the Roof  has had quite the illustrious run on Broadway, with 9 TONY Awards. It debuted in 1964 and has been touching audiences for more than 50 years. Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, 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. Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Veteran local actor Lou Kinnamon plays the lead role of Tevye, supported by a cast of talented Parkland students and community actors. The full cast includes Ana Almeida, Malia Andrus, Emma Brown, Darian Bock, Wen Bu, Brian Chaille, Tyler Cook, Jeff Dare, Tafadzwa Diener, Matt Doyle, Ray Essick, Warren Garver, Jenny Gleason, Jeff Goldberg, Robert Hartman, David Heckman, Quentin Jones, Erin Kaufman, Blaine Lehman, Alina Loewenstein, Emma Loewenstein, Jacki Loewenstein, Emily Oldham, Ellison Radek, Dennis Sims, Ethan Smith, Lauren Sutter, Jackson Torrens, and Gil Yohnka.

Performances will be held in the Harold and Jean Miner Theatre at Parkland College on April 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30 at 7:30 p.m. Two matinee performances will be held at 3 p.m. on April 24 and May 1.

Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $14 for students and seniors (65+), and $10 for youth (12 and under), with groups of 15 or more $12 each. The theatre will let audience members "pay what you can" for tickets on April 14; on April 28, all tickets are half-price. To make reservations, visit www.parkland.edu/theatre or call 217-351-2528.

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