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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: 33

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5.0 star rating Phyllis from Indianapolis, Indiana

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

The acting was wonderful, the sets minimal but effective, music outstanding. How did the men keep those bottles on their heads and dance, too????? Such a powerful performance of a basically sad story, but with added humor. Main character was fantastic. So glad my daughter asked me to go. The only thing was I wished the Fiddler had actually been on a roof., not just off to the side of the stage or walking across the stage. But I still give the performance 5 stars. Highly recommend going to see it.

5.0 star rating Cheryl Ivascu from Akron, Ohio

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

I went to the October 16, 2019 showing. I was taken back by the incredible talent displayed in every sceen. It was so enjoyable, I'm still talking about it. Thank you for giving me such an enjoyable evening.

4.0 star rating Mary Wan from Portland, Oregon

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

I saw the show on Tuesday night. It was excellent. The dancing and singing were very good. However, the lead actor was a poor speaker. He ran through his lines rapidly and without expression or punctuation. Many times I did not catch what he was saying. That's a big flaw in the otherwise superb performance. And it made both the beginning and ending much less effective.

3.0 star rating Debra Jeffs-Grad from Seattle, Washington

NOT THE GREATEST

Others have said toned down production. That is an understatement. All costumes in light autumn colors. All= sisters, mother,Yenta, Russians, sets. Hard to tell characters apart. Dancing very good, but also very repetitive. Do not understand all the floppy arms. Singers pitchy. Still high energy and fun.

3.0 star rating Lynn from Salt Lake City, Utah

PHONING IT IN

I've seen Fiddler on the Roof several times produced on various levels from high schools productions on up. This was my least favorite of them all. Maybe because I just expected something more. The dream scene was far too sterile and bland with singing that was too pretty. The voices in the various duets very rarely sounded like they fit together. Some of the male voices appeared to be outside of their range and low notes were barely audible. The blending of chorus voices was non existent with some singers staring notes before others, and others holding notes longer than others and everyone trying to out-sing each other. It really just seemed like they fine tuned everything before the tour started and haven't really worked on it again since. The orchestra and dancing were great!

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