SPECIAL FOR THE AJT //
Company J at the MJCCA continues its season of theater classics with one of the most popular Broadway productions in history, “Fiddler on the Roof.” The musical – based on the stories of the “Jewish Mark Twain,” Sholem Aleichem, and later adapted into a book by Joseph Stein and a show with lyrics and music by Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock – runs from Jan. 19 to Feb. 3, 2013, and performances will take placeat the Morris and Rae Frank Theatre (5342 Tilly Mill Rd. in Dunwoody).
The tale is that of Tevye the milkman, his wife Golde and their daughters as well as Tevye’s struggle to hold on to tradition in the face of a changing world. Director Brian Kimmel oversees this interpretation of the masterpiece, which includes favorite musical theater numbers “Sunrise, Sunset,” “To Life,” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Matchmaker” and many more.
“Whether this is your first time or your fiftieth, Tevye, Golde, and the other colorful characters of Anetevka will stay with you forever,” Kimmel said. “This production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’is definitely the don’t-miss theater event of the season.”
Besides the many standard showtimes (see atlantajcc.org/company for a full lisiting), this run will also include a “Sensory-Friendly” performance – for theater-goers with sensory sensitivity issues – on Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. and a “Sing-Along” performance – lyrics to be provided on a screen, karaoke-style – on Feb. 3, 10 a.m.
Company J will conclude its 2012-13 season with “Seussical, The Musical”(April 28 – May 5; intended for younger audiences) and “Legally Blonde” (August 1 – 11; Teen Summer Stock production). For tickets to “Fiddler,” go to atlantajcc.org/companyj or call (678) 812-4002.