The 2016 musical will be Fiddler on the Roof.

Performances in February 2016

Audition Dates:
  • Congregation Beth Sholom, 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027 on Sunday, 10/18/15 from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Congregation Adath Jeshurun, 7763 Old York Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027 on Thursday, 10/22/12 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
You only need to attend one audition.

Audition Materials and Information

Daughters Tevye Others Lazar-Perchik-Motel Golde 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 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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

Updated 10/4/15