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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

Alfred Molina arrives for the 75th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton. (Dan MacMedan-USA TODAY NETWORK)

Alfred Molina’s amazing “Fiddler” clip goes viral again. Here’s why.

Alec Baris, Digital Content Manager April 21, 2021

It’s official: Alfred Molina has confirmed that he will reprise his role as Otto Octavius, or “Doc Oc” in the upcoming third installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Spider-Man films, according to Variety. Molina’s role as the villainous...

Rev. Traci Blackmon of Christ the King United Church of Christ in Florissant and Rabbi Susan Talve of Central Reform Congregation in St. Louis are featured in the documentary “Shared Legacies,” which is part of this year’s St. Louis Jewish Film Festival.

The full lineup: Jewish Film Festival

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light November 6, 2020

The Jewish Film Festival is a bit shorter this year, but it offers 12 outstanding dramas, documentaries and comedies from various countries. Some films have already appeared in St. Louis-area film festivals or theaters; others are local debuts. The annual...

At left, Maria Karnilova, Tanya Everett, Zero Mostel, Julia Migenes and Joanna Merlin are shown backstage on the opening night of 'Fiddler on the Roof' on Sept. 22, 1964. Above, the Imperial Theater in 1964. Photo: Associated Press/Courtesy of Roadside Attractions and Samuel Goldwyn Films

Documentary explores the miracle that created ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

By Cate Marquis, Special to the Jewish Light September 6, 2019

The delightful documentary “Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles”  actually begins with a fiddler on a roof, but not the one we expect to see. A violinist in a tuxedo, seated on a New York rooftop garden, plays the familiar opening tune from the beloved...

Zero Mostel in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof.

‘Fiddler’ documentary, remakes, reboots and remembering Robin

By Nate Bloom, Special to the Jewish Light August 29, 2019

At the movies and more “After the Wedding” is an American re-make of a 2006 Danish film of the same name that was co-written and directed by SUSANNE BIER, 58. Bier, a Danish Jew, also directed “In a Better World” (2007 Oscar for best foreign...

The Black Rep presents ‘Canfield Drive’ through Jan. 27 at the Edison Theatre on the Washington University campus. Photo: Peter Spack

2019 Winter Arts Guide: 18 ways to beat back winter

BY ELLEN FUTTERMAN, EDITOR January 18, 2019

When it’s cold outside, our tendency is to hibernate — get into our PJs, cozy up with a glass of wine or hot toddy and binge-watch whatever (might I recommend “Killing Eve” on Hulu).And while that’s fine for a night or two, staying in means...

Michael McCormick and Peter Van Wagner in the Muny's production of

Muny keeps ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ poignant and fresh

BY ROBERT A. COHN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus August 2, 2016

“Fiddler on the Roof,” playing at the Muny through Aug. 5, features a fine cast led by Michael McCormick as Tevye the Dairyman, with strong performances all around in a sweet, poignant and affecting production.Because “Fiddler” often has been...

 

‘Like’ us on Facebook for chance to win ‘Fiddler’ tickets

March 21, 2012

Readers who “like” the Jewish Light on Facebook (www.facebook.com/stljewishlight) from March 21 to Sunday, March 25 will be entered to win free pairs of tickets to the opening night of “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Peabody Opera House, April 3....

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