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Auditions set for GNTC’s ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Auditions for one of the nation’s well-loved musicals, “Fiddler on the Roof” will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 
May 27 and 28, in the auditorium at ROCORI High School in Cold Spring by Great Northern Theatre Company (GNTC). This musical, which features Tevye and his family, will be performed Thursday through Sunday, July 31, 
Aug. 1-3. and Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 6-8.

This production features favorite songs like “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise, Sunset,” “The Sabbath,” “Matchmaker” and “Tradition” to name only a few, will be directed by Vicki Meyer. Meyer has directed several GNTC plays and appeared in GNTC’s 1996 production when she played Golde alongside Ken Twit, reprising their roles as high school seniors. Now she’s in the director’s chair.

Music and lines will be given at auditions; so there is no need to have a pre-prepared song or script. If you’re interested in being part of this production, auditions are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 and 28, at ROCORI HS auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Call backs are Thursday, May 29, are at the same time and in the same location. Rehearsals are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-9 p.m. starting June 2. Not an actor? There are plenty of backstage opportunities for anyone with talents in painting, construction or sewing. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you’re interested.

There are parts in this production for all ages. Families are encouraged to participate; this is a great way to spend the summer together. Children under eighth grade will be asked to have a parent or guardian to be involved in the production as well. Call Vicki Meyer at (320) 224-1371 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or can’t audition these nights but are still interested.

“Fiddler on the Roof” centers on Tevye, a village milkman, who lives in the little Russian town of Anatevka in 1905. He and his wife, Golde have five daughters. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters, each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his faith, and with the tyranny of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village. 

“Fiddler on the Roof” has seven performances starting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 31, Aug. 1 and 2, and Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 6, 7 and 8. There will be one matinee performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3. All performances are in the air-conditioned Glanville Smith Auditorium at ROCORI High School in Cold Spring. Pre-sale tickets will be available at the box office and by mail in July. “Like” Great Northern Theatre Company on Facebook, or join our email list: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , to receive more information and updates. Visit our website, for all the details.