Fiddler on the Roof

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF • Aug. 28 - Sept. 22, 2024 • MainStage Series at The Historic Dock Street Theatre

Based on Sholem Aleichem Stories by Special Permission of Arnold Perl
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Produced on the New York Stage by Harold Prince
Original New York Stage Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
Direction by Marybeth Clark
Music Direction by Sam Henderson
Choreography by Cara Dolan

About the Show


This timeless production, celebrated for its humor and warmth, is a cornerstone in the musical theatre canon. Fiddler on the Roof won nine Tony Awards, solidifying its status as a universally acclaimed musical that has resonated with audiences worldwide. The story unfolds in the small village of Anatevka where a poor milkman, Tevye, navigates the complexities of sustaining religious traditions amid drastic cultural changes and political upheaval in his vibrant Jewish community. As social norms shift and anti-Semitism escalates in Imperialist Russia, Tevye’s journey becomes a poignant exploration of love, faith, and the endurance of cultural roots. Featuring an unforgettable score that includes “Sunrise, Sunset,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” Fiddler weaves a powerful tapestry of emotions and human experiences that continue to captivate audiences today.
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Pay-As-You-Please performance for Fiddler on the Roof is August 28. These special ticket sales are only available online 24-hours prior to the performance. Click here for more details!  
ASL accessible performance is August 30 and there will be ASL interpreters on stage. Special thanks to the Wiles Fund for the Future for funding our ASL performances.  

Upcoming Shows

A Year with Frog and Toad A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD • July 20, 21, 27 & 28, 2024 • Family Series
Fiddler on the Roof FIDDLER ON THE ROOF • Aug. 28 - Sept. 22, 2024 • MainStage Series
Purlie Victorious PURLIE VICTORIOUS • Oct. 9 - 27, 2024 • MainStage Series
A Christmas Carol A CHRISTMAS CAROL • Nov. 30 - Dec. 22, 2024 • MainStage Series
The 39 Steps THE 39 STEPS • Jan. 22 - Feb. 9, 2025 • MainStage Series
Last Stop on Market Street LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET • Feb. 1 & 8, 2025 • Family Series
The Glass Menagerie THE GLASS MENAGERIE • Feb. 26 - Mar. 16, 2025 • MainStage Series
Legally Blonde LEGALLY BLONDE • Apr. 9 - May 4, 2025 • MainStage Series

In Residence at the Dock Street Theatre Since 1978