"Fiddler on the Roof" was beyond my expectation. It was simply amazing. I was sitting in the balcony, but even from up there I enjoyed every minute of it. The sound was incredible, the acting was perfect, and the singing was phenomenal. As I said in my Expectation blog, I was most excited about this show and at the end of the show it became my favorite of the season. I laughed and cried, I froze in wonder and danced in my seat. I loved the choreography, and I thought the dances were flawless. The actors made me feel like they had actually experienced the story in real life.
My favorite song was "Tradition." I’ve been singing it over and over since the night of the show. I actually purchased the soundtrack of "Fiddler on the Roof" on my phone and have been listening to all the songs. Since I love singing and acting, I have a new goal: one day, I will play Tseitel, the oldest of Tevye’s five daughters in a production! Even though after the show I was up till midnight doing homework, it was worth every minute of it. I wish I could watch it again!
I have been waiting the whole season for Fiddler on the Roof. I had always thought I should go to New York to watch this amazing musical. I cannot believe it is coming to Brownsville.
As excited as I am, I have only heard about Fiddler on the Roof. I have not listened to its music and I have not seen any part of it anywhere. I only know that it is an award-winning, exceptional show with a rich story and great music.
I also know what the story is about; a Jewish father of five girls trying to keep Jewish traditions alive within his family in the early 1900s in Russia. I want to keep my excitement for the show, so I will not listen to any of its music before March 7. I think this show is suitable for all ages. I do not think that a person must have music background to enjoy it.
In my opinion, this is what we need more of in Brownsville: award-winning musicals, different from what we are so used to here in South Texas.
To watch a Broadway musical from New York City, the Big Apple of stage production, in person was definitely a spectacular experience! The complete show consisted of all the elements a true theater performance should have for a live audience from start to finish.
It was unknown to most people who attended “Fiddler on the Roof” that its story was about a Jewish family trying to maintain their religious lore while tempting influences intrude upon their lives. Nevertheless, every scene was very impressive and, indeed, comedic throughout. The cast role-playing their characters did a tremendous job on capturing and telling the heartfelt, brutal truthfulness of how the world is changing in faithful customs just within one village among its Hebrew residents.
Some of the songs sounded vaguely familiar from the entertainment business in our media industry such as “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” which oddly brought out a longingly remembrance. This masterpiece was sincerely memorable due to its choreography and down-to-earth magic by gifted actors. The tradition was certainly lived!
One of the well-known, beloved musicals called “Fiddler on the Roof” has caught the minds and hearts of critics and crowds with its unique style. It is a tradition that must be recognized by everyone and cannot be missed by anyone.
Some people, including myself, have said “West Side Story” is the best musical ever created in the history of cinema and Broadway. Then again, not many people have experienced the hyped reviews and supposedly pleasant score “Fiddler on the Roof” reveals.
This musical performance which tells stories through singsong has filled the world with what it lacks today: comedy, kindness, and morality. The production of this show should sound bewitching and display the magic hidden within, entwined with the music and dance and intertwined with the emotion and amusement. Hopefully, it will capture our audience’s attention to stimulate our brains and live up to the expected thrills this stagecraft has given many times before.
Last night’s performance of “Fiddler on the Roof” was spectacular. Both my daughter and I loved every minute of it. Right off the bat, we heard “Tradition”, and I could not help but whisper it along with them (I did not want to annoy the people near me by singing it aloud.) The musical numbers were everything I was expecting. However, I had forgotten how much dancing would be a part of this musical and we both loved the dancing.
Since my daughter and I recently watched the movie version, it was fun to compare the scenes between the two versions. My nine-year-old daughter preferred the theatrical version of the “Matchmaker” number. She thought it was funny how they used the brooms to depict their potential grooms. However, she most definitely preferred the movie version of “The Dream” or Tevye’s nightmare. I had to explain to her that in theater you cannot have all the special effects like you do in a movie. I thought “The Dream” was excellently done and the strobe lights made it very fun and real.
Something else I did not expect and so thoroughly enjoyed was the live orchestra. I guess I just thought they would have a sound track for the music, but having a live orchestra as small as it was (only five instruments) was wonderful. So, overall, I was wowed by “Fiddler on the Roof.” This great performance more than met my expectations. I am so glad we did not miss out on this musical.
“Fiddler on the Roof” is one of the performances my daughter and I have been most excited about this season. Since September, we have been waiting with bated breath for March to come so that we could witness this event. We both love this classic musical/drama that emphasizes tradition and family values. For me personally, “Fiddler on the Roof” brings back memories of my childhood. I remember attending every performance in the 1980’s at the Camile Playhouse when my youth church leaders, the Reik’s, performed the parts of Tzeitel and Motel. Nostalgic!
Anxiously, what my daughter and I are highly anticipating are the musical numbers. I just hope neither one of us breaks into song as the cast performs our beloved songs, “Tradition”, “Matchmaker”, “If I Were A Rich Man”, “Miracles Of Miracles”, “Sunrise, Sunset” and “Do you love Me?” (If we do, please forgive us. Maybe, this might be like the Paragon Orchestra where audience participation is encouraged.)
Besides, the singing, we are expecting a stellar performance from the cast. My daughter is extremely intrigued as to how the scene of Tevye’s nightmare will be like to watch in person (she has only watched the movie and not the theatrical version). Overall, we expect this night to be a great night of musical numbers and drama with some moments of much needed humor. Therefore, this is a night neither one of us wants to miss and neither should you!
"Fiddler on the Roof" was an amazing performance by a great group of performers. These were professionals who really know their craft. The musical was extremely entertaining, and the story was enjoyable and easily followed. The only part that needed some explaining was what the "Fiddler" actually had to do with the story as a whole. I spent the next couple days going around throwing up my hands and saying "Tradition!" I did feel that the end was too quick. Yes, it was the final separation of all the characters, but I was still expecting some ending beyond that.
I enjoy watching musicals. There's just something about stories with a wide variety of music and dancing merged with a story that I find entertaining. "Fiddler on the Roof" is one of the most loved musical out there, but is one that I have never seen, and have no idea what it's about, other than the fact it's set in Russia. The musical's been around a long time, had many revivals, and has spent a significant time on Broadway, so I look forward to enjoying this musical, and, I assume, a hefty amount of fiddling.