On March 10 and 11, Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, based on Sholem Aleichem’s stories with special permission by Arnold Perl. The production with ten performances is the culmination of the Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory. Students attend conservatory classes in addition to rehearsals.
Auditions: March 10 and 11, 6:30-9:30pm in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre (Note: change in location). You only need to come one night. Candidates do not need an audition appointment but should come at 6:30 and plan to stay for monologues and group movement exercises. Depending on the numbers auditioning, candidates may finish up before 9:30pm.
Call Backs: March 15, 3:00pm-6:00pm (Note: change in time)
Costume Measurements: May 13, 6:30pm Gaddy Goodwin Theatre
Parent/Student Information Meeting: May 13, 7:15pm in Gaddy Goodwin Theatre following measurements.
June 23-27 Evenings only Music Rehearsals
June 30-July 25 (no July 4) Daytime
Days/Times: Mon-Fri 9:00am to 5:00pm
Tech Saturday: July 19th, 9:00-5:00pm
Performance Dates: July 24-August 3
Archival Photos: TBD
Preview: Thursday, July 24, 7:30pm
Opening: Friday, July 25, 7:30pm
Two Show Dates: Saturdays, July 26 and August 2 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm
About the show
The timeless classic musical, Fiddler On The Roof made its Broadway debut fifty years ago, on September 22, 1964. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, it is the story about Tevye, a poor dairyman and loving father living with his family in the little village of Anatevka and his emotionally charged struggles to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tight-knit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growth of anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.
The universal theme of Tradition has impacted has impacted audiences all over the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. A journey of love, loss, faith and family, Fiddler on the Roof is a celebration of life and all its challenges.
About the roles
This is truly an ensemble piece of theatre for an audience twelve years and older. It is a passionate piece of theatre offering challenging and rewarding roles for teen actors.
TEVYE: (male Bass/Baritone Range Ab2-F5) The likeable,hard working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.
GOLDE: (Female Alto/Sop11, Range A3-Eb5) Tevye’s strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and easier lives than hers.
TZEITEL: (FemaleAlto/Sop11, Range B3-D5) Tevye’s oldest daughter who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town’s traditions.
HODEL: (Female Soprano, MRange B3-E5) Tevye’s second daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.
CHAVA: (Female Alto/Sop11, Range B3-D5) Tevye’s middle daughter who loves to read. She falls in love with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.
SHPRINTZE: (Female Alto/Sop11, Range B3-D5) Tevye’s fourth daughter, who takes lesson from Perchik.
BIELKE: (Female Alto/Sop11, Range B3-D5) Tevye’s youngest daughter, who alsotakes lessons from Perchik.
MOTEL: (Male Tenor, Range E3-F#4) The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. He is sensitive and nervous but sincere and friendly.
PERCHIK: (Male Bass/Baritone, Range B2-E4) The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He falls in love with Hodel.
FYEDKA: (Male speaking role, Dancer a plus) A strong young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye’s imposed silence.
YENTE: (Female, Alto/Soprano, Range F3-F5) She is the matchmaker, a widow and village busy-body, who knows all of the town’s gossip.
GRANDMA TZEITEL: (Female, Soprano 11, Range C#4-D5) Golde’s deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.
LAZAR WOLF: (Male Baritone/Tenor, Range C3-F#4) The feisty brawny butcher and the town’s weathiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.
FRUMA-SARAH: (Female Soprano, Range C4-Eb5) The deceased first wife of Lazar Wolf. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel.
AVRAM: (Male Baritone/Tenor, Range D3-Eb4) runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advise of all the news in the area.
CONSTABLE: (Male, speaking role) Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well but these relationships are superficial.
ENSEMBLE: will sing and play various roles of villagers including
- Reb Nahum: the beggar
- Mendel: the Rabbi’s son
- Mordcha, an inn keeper
- Shandel: Motel’s mother
- Yussel, the Hat maker
- Sasha, Russian, Dancer a plus!
- Another Russian, Dancer a plus!
About the production team
- Director: Linda O’Day Young
- Musical Director: Yvonne Koch
- Stage Manager: TBD
- Set Designer: Thomas Mauney
- Lighting Designer: TBD
- Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
- Assistant Director: Tess Mygatt
About the auditions
All candidates should come prepared to present a contemporary one minute monologue and participate in movement exercises. All actors will go through a vocal warm up and sing a simple group song. Actors who are interested in a solo role should prepare a short 16 bar vocal solo unaccompanied. Please wear clothing which allows for freedom of movement. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script, singing and a little dance.
Perusal copies of the script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-5:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.
About Teens on Stage registration
Admission to Teens On Stage is by audition only. The total cost for the Teens On Stage Conservatory Program is $660.00. For more information, see our Teens on Stage Conservatory page.
Once accepted, please submit a registration form with non-refundable $100.00 deposit due April 30. The balance is due by June 1.
Interested in auditioning? Here’s some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions plus some helpful documents:
- RLT Youth Series audition form — please fill out
- Conflict calendar — circle conflicts, get parent signature
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