Fiddler on the Roof

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. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, 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.


Tevye, the Dairyman – David Wendland

Golde, his wife – Karin Schreiber

Tzeitel, their daughter – Joan Kummer

Hodel, daughter – Gretchen Albrecht

Chava, daughter – Kathy Schoenkin

Shprintze, daughter – Marsha Schoenkin

Bielke, daughter – Nancy DeReus

Yente, the matchmaker – Renee Piraino

Motel, the tailor – Jeff Henkel

Perchik, the student – Marc Kuechle

Lazor Wolf, the butcher – Alan Stressman

Mardcha, the Innkeeper – Robert Stroh

Rabbi – John Pena

Mendel, his son – Lee Marchall

Avram, the Bookseller – William Holbrook

Nachum, the begger – William Klossner

Grandma Tzeitel – Lin Hendee

Fruma-Sarah – Marilyn Zimmermann

Constable – Bob Berg

Fyedka – Robert Kuehlman

Shandel, Motel’s Mother – Susan Wolff

The Villagers

Shloime, the bagel man – Dave Alfuth

Yitzuk, the street sweeper – Peter Bachman

Chaim, the Fishmonger – John Trester

Duvidel, the Seltzer man – Doug Grube

Surcha – Lin Hendee

Label, the woodsman – Richard Ongna

Hershel, the pot seller – Keith Bowden

Schmeril, the baker – Ed Klessig

Yakov, the knife seller – Dean Wolff

Fredel – Jolea Trester

Bluma – Judy Schaeffer

Berille – Kathleen Pluskat

Mirala – Starr Margenau

Getzel – Marilyn Zimmermann

Sima – Marcia Boedeker

Rivka – Janet Person

Moishe, the cobbler – Richard Eddy

Anya – Mary Keen

Sasha – Harris Douma

Yussel, the Hat Maker – Mike May

Young Boys – Patrick Stroh, Val Mueller


The Fiddler – Jeff Schwartz

Production Staff

Director/ Designer: James Loeffler

Orchestra Music Director: Robert Donald

Vocal Music Director: Sharon Lindblad

Original Choreography Reproduced by Marjorie Albrecht

Assistant to Director: Starr Margenau

Assistant to Designer: Tom Zientek

Stage Manager: Chris Ealing

Technical Manager: Henry Weinberger Jr.

Costume Design: Pat VonRautenkranz

Light Design: Don Zastrow

Sound Design: Carter VonRautenkranz

Properties: Karin Schreiber

Co-Chairman: Betty Segor

Make-Up Design: Lin Hendee

Master Carpenter: Walter Weimann

Master Flyman: Larry Strassberg

Production Photographer: Bob Berg


Flute: Lynn Wagner

Clarinets: Cheryl Ketz, Jayne Palm

Oboe/ English Horn: Mary Kay Schlosser

Bassoon: Janet Wedepohl

Trumpets: Rebecca Reese, Pete Strysick, Terry Hoard

Piano: Sarah Navis, Sharon Lindblad

French Horns: Virginia Wright, Diane Berg

Trombone: Steve Miller

Violins: Denise Dales, Malia Gerk, Robin Stern

Viola: Heidi Schultz

Bass: John Gibson

Percussion: Steve Connell