CAMBRIDGE – Drayton Entertainment’s production of Fiddler on the Roof, is set to take the stage as the final production of the 2023 season.
The iconic musical has captured hearts of audiences around the world for over 50 years and is a hot ticket in Cambridge, where a number of performances already sold out.
Fiddler on the Roof will be on stage at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge from Nov. 29 to Dec. 24.
Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, a humble Jewish milkman whose life has been governed by strict traditions that will never change…until he meets his daughters’ suitors and discovers that the younger generation will create traditions of their own.
Featuring a score of classic songs like Matchmaker, Matchmaker, If I Were A Rich Man, Sunrise, Sunset, and Tradition, Fiddler on the Roof has a reputation as one of the most acclaimed musicals in North American theatre history, theatre officials state.
“I highly encourage theatregoers to get their tickets early,” says Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas. “Fiddler on the Roof is a time-honoured favourite that is near and dear to many people’s hearts. The run is already 80 per cent sold out, with the majority of tickets available in the final week.”
Director and Choreographer Lisa Stevens is at the helm of the musical. Stevens recently choreographed the Drayton Entertainment production of Rock of Ages, and previously directed and choreographed the 2019 production of Grease.
Mustakas will take on the lead role of Tevye, the lovable, hard-working patriarch. As a performer, Mustakas has appeared as Don Quixote in The Man of La Mancha, The Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance and many more productions.
In an untraditional twist, world-class fiddle player Jesse Grandmont will breathe life into the character of the fiddler, playing the famous melodies live on stage. Grandmont recently appeared in Drayton Entertainment’s Fiddler on the Loose.
Regular performance tickets are $55 for adults, $34 for youth under 20 years of age. Tickets for select discount dates and groups of 20 or more are $45, and small groups of 10 to 19 are $50. HST is applicable to all prices.
Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 519-621-8000 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (855-372-9866), or online at draytonentertainment.com.