Behind-the-Scenes of Fiddler on the Roof

By Jacquelyn Kellar | Broadcast Managing Editor

The first show of Baylor Theatre’s 2016-17 season will debut on Wednesday, September 28 at 7:30 pm in the Jones Theatre.

Fiddler on the Roof, a classic Broadway musical, is set in turn-of-the-century czarist Russia, but is filled with colorful, relatable characters.

“It’s one of the only shows that touches all audiences,” said Friendswood junior Nicholas Carlin, who plays the role of Tevye. “It’s been done 150 times in Japan, they absolutely love it, and I think it’s the only show that does that.”

Every member of the cast and crew is equally passionate about this story, contributing what they can to this large production.

“Our director, Steven Pounders, he just loves this story,” said Arlington junior Susannah Metzger, starring in the part of Chava. “It’s inspiring to work with someone who’s so passionate about a story and I think it’s overflowed into all the people and just made this experience one that was really special.”

The musical will continue through Oct. 1 and show again from Oct. 5 through the 8 at 7:30 p.m. Two matinee performances will be held on Oct. 2 and Oct. 9 at 2:00 p.m. in the Jones Theatre.