Fiddler: A Miracle of Miracles
March 7, 2020, Carmel High School Center for the Performing Arts
6:30 PM Opening Night Reception (2 reception tickets required) / 7:30 PM Film followed by Q & A and Entertainment by Michael Bernardi, Broadway actor (film ticket required)
Documentary / USA / 2019 / PG
Director: Max Lewkowicz
Running Time: 90 minutes
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 social upheaval and change in mid-20th-century 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.