Fiddler on the Roof

Music by Jerry Back

Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

Book by Joseph Stein

Nov. 6, 7, 8, 9, 1986

Directed by Gary Spurgeon

Musical direction by Karen Spurgeon

Choreography by Gail Wortmann and Sandy Mason

Synopsis: The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope with both the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters–each one’s choice of husband moves further away from the customs of her faith–and with the edict of the Tsar that evicts the Jews from their village.

Cast (in order of appearance): Tevye, the dairyman William Baughman; Golde, his wife Lesle Kouba; Tzeitel, daughter DeAnn Howard; Hodel, daughter Gail Wortmann; Chava, daughter Christina Dozauer; Shprintze, daughter Sarah Short; Bielke, daughter Stephanie Spurgeon; Yente, the matchmaker Patricia Layland-Rodda; Motel, the tailor Steve Campbell; Perchik, the student Philip Norton; Lazar Wolf, the butcher Stephen Augspurger; Mordcha, the innkeeper Tom Short; Rabbi Christopher Griffin; Mendel, his son Joe Snyder; Avrahm, the bookseller Rudi Dozauer; Nachum, the begger Gary Russell; Grandma Tzeitel Denise Talbott; Fruma-Sarah Gail Allen; Constable Rodger Simmons; Fyedka Drew Klaus; Sasha Leroy Bergmann; Russians Lyle Stirling, Robert Von Bon; Shandel, Motel’s mother Hazel Nardini-Crall; The Fiddler Gary McConnell; Villagers Gail Allen, Carol Baughman, Leroy Bergmann, Elaine Bowen, Jennifer Carlisle, Jim Carlisle, Bonnie Clyman, Jerry Greene, Samuel Heckethorn, Barbara Huffman, Dixie Mozingo, Candy Myers, Mary Ellen Redmon, Kathy Schooley, Brian Schroeder, Helen Schroeder, Jewell Short, Elizabeth Stirling, Lyle Stirling, Denise Talbott, Shawn Tucker, Robert Von Bon, Karly Wortmann, Rich Wortmann

Orchestra: Director Karen Spurgeon; Piano & rehearsal accompanist Karon Stirling; Violin Thomas Stirling; Bass Joe Melvin; Trumpets Jeff Stirling, Dave Hawk; Trombone Scott Spurgeon; Flute Jim Mincks; Clarinets Dan Christy, Jena Hawk; Oboe, English horn Michele Burke Kirkdorffer; Percussion Linda Dearborn; Accordian Joanne Bride

Crews: Producers Gary McConnell & Chris Griffin; Set crew Props Phyllis Aeschliman, Joe Woolard, Janet Woolard, Jane Kauzlarich, Marian Ferring, Sarah Dozauer; Set construction Ron Bride, Christopher Griffin, Steve Bender; Costumes Kathie Mincks, Hildred Gordy, Ruth Swaim, Lori Barkema, Arda Friend, Joann Phillis, Billie Dewes, Joanne rupe, Madeline Martin; Lights Gary Henry, Marty Owen, Jackie Boatman; Set painting Debbie Baughman, Joanne Rupe, Laurie Schooley, Susan Moore, Steve Howard, Joe Woolard, DeAnn Howard; Makeup Brenda Williams, Cathy Roberts, Julie Griffin, Marilyn Piper, Becky Birdsong, Jan Pettit, Susan Howard, Myra Martin, Linda Pettit, Patty Hainline, Jill Owen; Hairstyling Pat Lamb, Trudy Spurgeon, Donna Juhl, Sue Patterson; Bookholder Beverly Spurgeon; Runner Karen Brown; Tryouts Nancy Games, Hildred Gordy, Chris Griffin, Steve Augspurger, Karen Brown, Beverly Spurgeon; House & tickets Elaine Perry, Anne Morgan, Linda Pettit, Shirley Redmond, Louise Kincart, Susan Martin, Nancy Young, Pat Carlisle, Carol Reames, Joel Camu, Peggy Rooney, Patty McPherrin, Dick & Sheila Early, Tom & Donna Juhle, Richard & Sue Patterson, Jean Stockham, Phyllis Shelton, Nancy Games, Ann Ellen McMains, Joan Hutchcroft, Barbara Macy, Gloria Garner, Carolyn Egbert, Carol Ann Birchmier, Janet Schwieger, Evelyn Knowler, Deb karr, Linda Rupe; Cast party Southfork; Photos Jack Woolard; Programs Gary Spurgeon and Bloomfield Newspapers; Poster & program cover design JoAnn Dixon