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Fiddler on the Roof for Barrington Stage

Opens June 13, 2012

By: Barrington - 08/16/2011

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Julianne Boyd, the artistic director of Barrington Stage,  is getting a jump on next summer.
Julianne Boyd, the artistic director of Barrington Stage, is getting a jump on next summer.

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announces it will present the musical Fiddler on the Roof as its 2012 season opener, with production dates from June 13 through July 14, 2012.

 One of the great works of the American musical theatre, Fiddler on the Roof features a book by Joseph Stein, and a score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick.  Based on the stories of Sholom Alecheim, Fiddler tells the universal tale of Tevye, the milkman, who tries to hold on to ‘tradition’ as the world around him and his family in the little village of Anatevka changes.
 
 “We have been waiting for three years for the rights to present Fiddler and are thrilled to share it with our Barrington Stage audiences. Following the tremendous success of this season’s opener, Guys and Dolls, we wanted to announce Fiddler so audiences already here in the Berkshires can take advantage of getting their subscriptions now.  We want to make theatergoing for the whole family a ‘tradition’ at BSC,” said Artistic Director Julianne Boyd.
 
Fiddler on the Roof opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre on September 22, 1964, and won eight Tony Awards including Best Musical, Book and Score.  The magnificent Bock and Harnick score includes ‘Tradition,’ ‘Matchmaker, Matchmaker,’ ‘To Life,’ ‘If I Were a Rich Man,’ and ‘Sunrise, Sunset.’ 
 
Barrington Stage Company’s production of Fiddler on the Roof is sponsored in part by Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club.
 
2012 MAINSTAGE FLEXPASSES ARE ON SALE NOW!
FlexPass subscriptions to the 2012 Mainstage season, including Fiddler on the Roof, are now available at 2011 prices with no handling fees through December 15, 2011.  FlexPass Subscriptions start at $105. Patrons who order their 2012 subscription by October 1, 2011 will be given advanced access to priority seating beginning January 3, 2012. All other subscribers may select their seats beginning February 1. Call the Box Office for more details or to buy your FlexPass today!
 
For more information call 413-236-8888 or online at www.barringtonstageco.org.
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