Nearly 50 Gr. 7 and Gr. 8 students hit the Blackford stage in May for the spring production of the popular musical “Fiddler on the Roof,” directed by drama teacher Monica Colletti. The much-loved musical, which tells the story of a Jewish patriarch and his five daughters as they face the forces of social and political change in 1900s czarist Russia, was a hit with audiences at every show. The production’s famous numbers, including “Tradition,” “Matchmaker” and “Sunrise, Sunset” were sung and danced wonderfully by the young performers, who were supported by splendid musical accompaniment, directed by music teacher Roxann Hagemeyer.
The set design by Paul Vallerga uniquely recreated the quaint village of Anatevka, and lighting by the always-dependable Natti Pierce-Thomson once again gave the production an evocative atmosphere.