EPPING—Mazeltov! L’chaim! Director Elaine Gatchell announces Leddy Center’s outstanding presentation of Broadway’s most beloved musical, “Fiddler on the Roof”, July 6-22, at Leddy Center’s new beautiful theater at Verdant Pastures on Ladd’s Lane in Epping.
Dr. Paul Gustavson, stars for the fourth time as Tevye at Leddy Center, with his amazing performance of this great role. Based on Sholem Aleichem stories, by special permission of Arnold Perl, “Fiddler on the Roof” was written as a stage play by Joseph Stein, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. Dr. Paul Gustavson, once again, is our magnificent Tevye in this moving story of Tevye, the dairyman, his wife, Golde (Sheila Allen-Harris of Epping), and their five daughters, Tzeitel, (Melissa Ransdell of Newmarket), Hodel, (Hilary Webster of Raymond), Chava (Elaine Weatherby of Hampton), Sphrintze, (Abigail Rogers of Lee), and Bielke, (Lexi Wood of Fremont) in the politically and religiously volatile setting of turn-of-the-century Russia. Tevye’s sense of tradition and family, taught to him from the cradle, is tested again and again as his three eldest daughters choose mates that don’t completely fulfill his ideals, and when his home is ultimately pulled out from under his feet.
“Fiddler on the Roof” features the additional talents of Bonnie Bergeron of Rochester reprising her role as Yente, Greg Dixon of Exeter as Motel, Nick Kalantzakos of Andover, MA, as Perchik, Gregory Johnson of Epping, reprising his role as Fyedka, and Dave MacGregor of Manchester reprising his role as Lazar Wolf.
The FIDDLER is Nick DeFrancesco of Londonderry and Manhattan School of Music. These wonderful leads are backed up by the very talented cast of singers and dancers; Matt Lundergan, Dan Bush, Bob Collinge, Kevin Keith, Greg deZarn-O’Hare, Joy Wood, Ashley Bush, Christina Vogel, Barbara Gagnon, Gilda Gouin, Emma Kleinman, Setse Bush, Emma LeTourneau, Ashley Ganley, Olivia Wood, Collin George, Ryan Dever, Spencer Gregory, Inle Bush, Cole Hartnett, Ian Dever Noah Dever, Jake Hudgins, Chris Wood, and Mark Deyo, “Fiddler on the Roof” is directed by Elaine Gatchell, musically directed by Bruce Gatchell, and accompanied by Nathan Amsden.
Sponsored by Ben Franklin Store/ACE Hardware in Raymond, NH and Hurlbert Toyota of Epping, tickets for Fiddler on the Roof are $18. and $16. and can be purchased on line at www.leddycenter.org or by visiting or calling the box office, 3pm to 5pm, Monday through Friday, at 603-679-2781.
“Fiddler on the Roof” is underwritten by The SHARK at 102.1 & 105.3fm and by Seacoast Coke. Leddy Center is air-conditioned for your comfort and ADA accessible.