© 2014-17  by David L. Deratzian

 

David Deratzian, the Dave in Dave Directs,  Stage Directs or Music  Directs for musical theatre or straight plays, and is also a  double bass player.

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof

October 18, 2015 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Congregation Beth Sholom,  8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027
 
October 22, 2015 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027
 
All roles are open, and are on a volunteer basis only.
 
Because this is a joint production of two synagogues, casting preference will be given to auditioners with a Jewish heritage or faith.

 

Please prepare a song from the Audition Material for the character for which you are auditioning.  There will be readings from the script.  The sides are also in the audition material.  

 

A note on accents:  Auditioners should be prepared to read and sing with their interpretation of an Eastern European accent as appopriate to the character.  Characters speak with some version of a "Yiddish" or "Russian" accent.  Here is a link for some idea of the accent. 

 

Rehearsals are Monday and  Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1-5 p.m.

 

Performances are February 18, 20 and 21 (matinee).

 

 

 

Character Breakdown

 

Tevye The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.
Male, 45-60 yrs old 
Range: Ab2 - F5 


Golde Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.
Female, 40-50 yrs old 
Range: A3 - Eb5 


Tzeitel Tevye's eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town's traditions.
Female, 18-25 yrs old 
Range: B3 - D5 


Hodel Tevye's second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.
Female, 18-23 yrs old 
Range: B3 - E5 


Chava Tevye's middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.
Female, 15-20 yrs old 
Range: B3 - D5 


Shprintze Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.
Female, 9-13 yrs old 
Range: B3 - D5 


Bielke Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.
Female, 8-12 yrs old 
Range: B3 - D5 


Yente The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.
Female, 50-60 yrs old 
Range: F3 - F5 


Motel The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.
Male, 18-25 yrs old 
Range: E3 - F#4 


Perchik The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.
Male, 20-30 yrs old 
Range: B2 - E4 


Lazar Wolf The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.
Male, 40-50 yrs old 
Range: C3 - F#4 


Avram Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area.
Male, 40-60 yrs old 
Range: D3 - Eb4 


Grandma Tzeitel Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.
Female, 60-75 yrs old 
Range: C#4 - D5 


Fruma-Sarah Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel.
Female, 35-45 yrs old 
Range: C4 - Eb5 


Constable Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers.
Male, 35-45 yrs old 
Speaking Role 


Fyedka A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence.
Male, 20-25 yrs old 
Speaking Role 


Ensemble Villagers, Russian Soldiers