Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles

March 7, 2020, Carmel High School Center for the Performing Arts

6:30 p.m. reception (ticket required) / 7:30 p.m. film followed by program (ticket required)

 

Documentary  / USA / 2019 / PG

Director: Max Lewkowicz

Running Time: 90 minutes

English

 

About The Film

The origin story behind one of Broadway's most beloved musicals, Fiddler on The Roof, and its creative roots in early 1960s New York, when "tradition" was on the wane as gender roles, sexuality, race relations and religion were evolving. For the first time, intimate interviews with the show's creators reveal how the tremendous success and worldwide impact of Fiddler and its subsequent film adaptation is most appropriately viewed through the lens of the social upheaval and change in mid-20thcentury America. Yet, as the film shows the true wonder of wonders and miracle of Fiddler is that audiences world-wide and for the last half century claim the story as their own. The documentary explores a variety of international productions of the show, detailing how individuals of many cultures see themselves in the residents of Anatevka. The film includes major worldwide productions from Canada, The United Kingdom, the Netherlands, as well as the last Broadway production revival with Danny Burstein, Jessica Hecht, and Alexandra Silber.

Following the film, musical performer Alexandra Silber, who starred as Tzeitl in the 2015 revival of Fiddler on the Roof on Broadway will entertain us, answer questions, and talk about her book After Anatevka. Signed books will be available for sale in the lobby following the event.