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Fiddler on the Roof Reviews

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Average customer review: 4.0 star rating (3.8 Stars)

Number of reviews: 30

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5.0 star rating from Chicago, Illinois

TRADITION!

I know all the music and every word of dialogue becaue I have seen the Fiddler and loved it for so many years. This production was great and I highly recommend it. We had great seats stage right. The music was terrific. The Papa is my favorite.

4.0 star rating Mike G. from Rochester, New York

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

The cast was terrific but the actor that played Yenta was not a good fit. The first act was phenomenal from start to finish! The second act was a letdown. In total the show is well worth attending.

4.0 star rating Dan Williams from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

TERRIFIC WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS

I’m a long time Fiddler fan ... even played Lazar Wolf in high school. I loved how this production cast younger leads than other productions. That was more in keeping with the source material and made better sense considering the ages of the daughters. I was looking forward to the idea of having Tevye’s descendant opening and closing the show, but it just didn’t work. Casting was uneven. Secondary leads like the Constable, Rabbi, Lazar and Yente were Ok, but not memorable. Yente, the broadest, funniest, most beloved character was flat and blended into the background. Traditional huge laughs were hurried through and missed the mark. She even flubbed a line in the Gossip bit that the Tzeitel character had to help recover. In general, I found that many songs and key speeches were paced a little too fast, missing big laughs. On the positive side, I loved the big numbers like Sunrise, Sunset, the Dream Sequence and Chavala. The entire “To Life” scene was phenomenal

3.0 star rating Anita Clark from Hartford, Connecticut

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Loved the 1st half of the show. Was very bored after intermission and disappointed to not see a better moment of the "fiddler". Felt like I didn't get my money's worth. We ( a friend & myself) left the show, which I had seen twice awhile back, feeling "That's it??"

3.0 star rating Carol Greenberg from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

GOOD

First act was brilliant. Dancing was so amazing!! Second act was slow and boring.

2.0 star rating Ann F. from Chicago, Illinois

VERY FLAT.

The opening "Tradition" was very strong and I was so excited for an amazing show bc I love this play!! Only to be let down by weak singing by all the male leads. Maybe it was their sound system bc all were hard to hear and sounded strained. The women were strong and Sasha was great! Yente's timing was consistently off. I am not sure why it was necessary to cast 2 obvious omen as men in the chorus. You can definitely tell they are women and it's distracting. I hate to say this, but I have seen amateur community theater productions that were better. I bought 6 tickets as xmas gifts for my family... and I wish I would have chosen Avenue Q instead.

2.0 star rating Dave The Curmudgeon Mausner from Chicago, Illinois

FIDDLER TAKES A HIKE

Note: I attended the 1964 first run in NYC. This is a comparative reflection. The cast of that run can be reviewed on Wikipedia. The production at Chicago's Cadillac Theater is technologically excellent. The costumes and set designs are simple, ingenious, and true to the original designer's intent: Anatevka was a bland and muddy outpost. The dance numbers are vigorous. The blocking, acting, and singing, while competent by modern standards, are restrained by an overall direction of sadness, isolation, and helplessness. The original played as a robust comedy, and one reason may be that the 1964 cast stars had actual Vaudeville experience. This production issues a disconcerting pessimism: lovers sing while standing at opposite sides of the stage like a 7-10 bowling split; Tevye and Golde's duet fails to read as a call and response; the Rabbi is played straight and not as an obvious comedy figure. Even the fiddler is missing his roof. You have no idea what you're missing.

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