Fiddler on the Roof
September 8 – October 8, 2023
GK Hardt Theater
book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
director Joe Gellura, music director Leslie Pfutzenreuter, choreographer Joey Favalora
“One of the most glowing creations in the history of the musical theater. …Filled with laughter and tenderness. It catches the essence of a moment in history with sentiment and radiance.”—New York Times
“Fantastic!!! The entire cast was amazing, both singing and dancing, but especially Tevye. . . He was perfect in this role.”—Linda, Sebastopol
“The show was excellent, with very professional acting, singing and dancing. I’m so impressed with the talent in this county!”—Marilyn, Forestville
“It was absolutely fabulous! I’ve seen several productions at 6th Street and plan on seeing many more. Everything was just perfect.”—Chris, Santa Rosa
Celebrate family, community, faith and life with the classic Broadway favorite and 10-Tony Winner, Fiddler on the Roof!
Fiddler on the Roof is an epic musical that is both a spirited, humorous look at rural life and a serious portrait of sweeping change. It is the story of the small, tradition-steeped Ukrainian town of Anatevka, where Jews and Russians live in a delicate balance on the eve of revolution.
Deeply rooted traditions are threatened when the devout milkman, Tevye, tries to arrange marriages for his daughters, Tzeitel, Hodel and Chava, who have modern ideas about romance. How can he balance adherence to the traditions of his faith with his love for his daughters?
Honor the past while accepting progress?
It’s a precarious position. Much like that of a fiddler on a roof.
Fiddler is the perfect mix of audience-pleasing humor and heart. It features the iconic songs “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and the hauntingly emotional “Sunrise, Sunset.”
Approximate Running Time: 3 hours with a 15-minute intermission.
L’chaim! To Life! Book your seats to this celebratory production today!
Steven Kent Barker
Steven Kent Barker (Tevye) is making his 6th Street debut! In 2015, he won an SF Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award for his performance as Signor Naccarelli in Spreckels’ production of The Light in the Piazza. Recent roles there include King Triton in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Capt. Smith in Titanic and Richard Henry Lee in 1776. He has been in 8 Mountain Plays, once playing Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof. A singer/songwriter/recording artist and tours the country with his Johnny Cash & Elvis Presley tribute show, Cash & King. www.stevenkentmusic.com
Ginger Beavers (Golde) has been seen on stage at 6th Street as Fraulein Schneider in Cabaret, The Suspects in Murder for Two, Dottie Otley in Noises Off, and Madame Armfeldt in A Little Night Music. She lived and worked at the American Embassy in Moscow after earning her BA in Russian. After many years of teaching Theater Arts, she returned to the University of Tennessee and earned her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting. While teaching Theater Arts at El Molino High School she appeared at the Raven as Rose in Gypsy! She lives in Petaluma with her wonderful husband Chuck and their faithful Lab Bette Davis.
Ella Park (Tzeitel) is ecstatic to be playing Tzeitel in this production of Fiddler on the Roof. This is her first show back from a 3-year break to finish her Bachelors in Fine Art and Masters in Business Administration. Her most recent roles were Miss Adelaide in 6th Street’s Guys and Dolls and Lydia Wickham in Spreckels’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. She is delighted to be a part of this phenomenal team in her first musical back from school!
Megan Bartlett (Hodel) is thrilled to be back at 6th Street Playhouse in this beautiful production of Fiddler on the Roof. You might have seen her last in Something Rotten as Bea Bottom. Favorite past roles include Winnifred in Once Upon a Mattress, Jo in Little Women, Mary in Mary Poppins, Margot Frank in Diary of Anne Frank, and Gloria in Damn Yankees. Welcome to Anatevka, where even the poorest tailor is entitled to some happiness. @megan.s.bartlett
Lydia Louviere (Chava) is glad to be making her professional debut at 6th Street Playhouse. The 15-year-old is so excited to be playing Chava. She’s been in educational theater since she was seven. Some roles she has played include Emily Webb in Our Town, Matilda in Matilda, and Donkey in Shrek. She spends most of her time at rehearsals and takes dance, guitar, and voice lessons in her free time. She hopes you enjoy the show!