Checking on the Arts
Mon August 20, 2012
Tradition Runs Deep in Theatre Memphis Season Opener 'Fiddler on the Roof'
Fiddler on the Roof will kick off the 93rd consecutive season at Theatre Memphis with director Kell Christie reliving each moment.
The iconic musical is about Tevye, a father of five daughters, some of whom try his patience and his Jewish traditions with their choice of husbands. The rich family bond that he attempts to keep is a major element in the history of Christie's experiences with Fiddler on the Roof.
The former Artistic Director for Theatre Memphis talked to me about "coming home" to direct a show to which she feels a deep emotional connection: the fond memories she has of working with her late father on two Fiddler productions, and the joy she feels being able to bring a story she believes so passionately in to the Theatre Memphis stage.
What: Fiddler on the Roof
Where: Theatre Memphis, 630 Perkins Extended
Run Dates: August 24 - September 16
Show Times: 7:30pm Wednesday, September 12, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm
Tickets: $28 adults, $15 students with valid ID, $10 children under 12
Box Office: 901-682-8323