RHS BLUE MASQUES Musical "FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" is Getting Rave Reviews--See it May 3 or May 4!
"FIDDLER ON THE ROOF" - SPRING MUSICAL
The RHS BLUE MASQUES presentation of "Fiddler on the Roof" IS GETTING RAVE REVIEWS. Two more performances will be held in the Charles Cardona Auditorium at Riverhead High School on Friday, May 3rd, & Saturday, May 4th, at 7pm.
"I think it's one of the best high school musicals I've seen," stated Superintendent Nancy Carney enthusiastically. "The leads were amazing, and the entire cast did a great job. I'm so proud of everyone involved with this outstanding effort. I loved it!"
The show is directed by Jessica Guadagnino & Dena Tishim with choreography by sophomore, Victoria Carroll. Tickets are available for $8.00 in advance, or $10.00 at the door. Senior citizens can purchase tickets for $5.00 each. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets in advance can get more information by calling 369-6750. Photos
Some Background History
Fiddler on the Roof, based on the short story "Tevye and His Daughters" by Sholom Aleichem, was one of the first musicals to defy Broadway's established rules of commercial success. It dealt with serious issues such as persecution, poverty, and the struggle to hold on to one's beliefs in the midst of a hostile and chaotic environment.
Criticized at first for its "limited appeal", Fiddler on the Roof struck such a universal chord in audiences that it became, for a time, the longest running production in the history of Broadway.
Set in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof takes place in Anatevka, a small Jewish village in Russia. The story revolves around the dairyman Tevye and his attempts to preserve his family's traditions in the face of a changing world. When his eldest daughter, Tzeitel, begs him to let her marry a poor tailor rather than the middle-aged butcher that he has already chosen for her, Tevye must choose between his own daughter's happiness and those beloved traditions that keep the outside world at bay. Meanwhile, there are other forces at work in Anatevka, dangerous forces which threaten to destroy the very life he is trying to preserve.
BLUE MASQUES "Driven to Give" Fundraiser
The BLUE MASQUES raised $1,700 in this event!
They would like to thank Tom Williams, the manager of Riverhead Ford/Lincoln (and a parent of one of the cast members), who helped organize the fundraiser.
The Blue Masques will use the funds for future shows: sets, costumes, production licenses, musicians
Director Jessica Guadagnino reports, "I did a test drive of the MKZ, and it was wonderful! We'd like to thank everyone who participated."