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St. Louis Jewish Light

Steven Skybell, center, as Tevye and ensemble in the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof.” (Victor Nechay/ProperPix)

How the cast of a new ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ production learned Yiddish in only a month

Josefin DolstenPublished July 20, 2018

NEW YORK (JTA) — The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s new production of “Fiddler on the Roof” enacts a familiar story in an unfamiliar language. The actors sing about joy and hardship, and argue about the importance of tradition, in the language...

Alan Schmuckler will perform as Motel, the tailor, in the Muny’s production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof.’

Talking with ‘Fiddler’ actor before St. Louis opening

Ellen Futterman, EditorPublished July 27, 2016

Name shame no moreI wonder if Juliet would have surmised otherwise had she asked, “What’s in a name?” and it turned out the name was Schmuckler.That’s Schmuckler as in Alan Schmuckler, who arrived in town from New York last week to play the role...

John Preece (first row, at left) leads the cast of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Peabody Opera House.

When Tevye comes to town—a Tradition!

By Robert A. CohnPublished April 4, 2012

When John Preece takes the stage of the recently restored Peabody Opera House to star as Tevye in its production of “Fiddler on Roof, he will be at least the eighth major actor to portray that classic role on a St. Louis stage. Preece is also the first...

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