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  Fiddler On The Roof at Cadillac Palace Theatre

Fiddler On The Roof

Cadillac Palace Theatre
151 W. Randolph Chicago

"An entirely fresh, funny, and gorgeous new production. A REASON FOR CELEBRATION!" - New York Magazine. Rich with musical hits you know and love, including "Tradition," "Sunrise, Sunset;' "If I Were A Rich Man;' "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" and "To Life (L'Chaim!)," FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter. Tony-winning director Bartlett Sher and the team behind South Pacific, The King and I and 2017 Tony-winning Best Play Oslo, bring a fresh and authentic vision to this beloved theatrical masterpiece from Tony winner Joseph Stein and Pulitzer Prize winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Featuring a talented cast, lavish orchestra and stunning movement and dance from Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter, based on the original staging by Jerome Robbins, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF will introduce a new generation to the uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!

Thru - Jan 6, 2019

Price: $25-$98

Show Type: Musical

Box Office: 800-775-2000

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  Fiddler On The Roof Reviews
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Daily Herald - Highly Recommended

"...Following the contemplative "Sunrise, Sunset" (simply sung against a rose-colored backdrop), Tzeitel and Motel's wedding celebration erupts into a frenzied affair capped by the exuberant "bottle dance," which is among several wonderful numbers pairing Christopher Evans' recreation of Jerome Robbins' original dances with Hofesh Shechter's witty, zesty choreography."
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Barbara Vitello

Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Happily, this revival, which stops in Chicago for three weeks, doesn't disappoint in any of these respects. Even better, it also works legitimate stage wonders within nostalgia's constraints. The background ensemble of whirling yeshiva bochers, following Jerome Robbins's original choreography, are amazing, capturing all the rapture of orthodox dance with an almost unholy amount of sauce on top. Yehezkel Lazarov as Tevye nobly gives the audience all the chestal shimmying it could want, but manages to lend his performance the kind of overworked wheeze and stagger that one would actually expect from a run-down, persecuted milkman with a lame horse."
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Max Maller

Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...In song, joke, and sorrow, Fiddler on the Roof is very much a nearly lost family album, seminal snapshots that stand for many more perished memories. Tradition indeed: You don't fix what has never broken in over half a century. Fiddler on the Roof remains a powerful testament to a village united by habit as much as love, and destroyed by ignorance as much as bigotry."
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Lawrence Bommer

Let's Play at ChicagoNow - Highly Recommended

"...Cadillac Palace Theatre revives this acclaimed story that warmed the hearts of so many as it captures the essential human longings for love, community, success, freedom, family, and struggles."
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Rick and Brenda McCain

Around The Town Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...I always have a hard time in watching "Fiddler on the Roof", knowing I am there to critique the production I am watching. I have seen the show countless times and on two occasions, played the role of Tevye, The Milkman, myself. So walking into the current production of this musical theater classic, based on the amazing short stories of Sholom Aleichem, with a solid book by Joseph Stein, wonderful and memorable music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by the magical Sheldon Harnick, my thoughts turn to comparisons. Will this production match those I have seen with actors such as Peter Goz, Hershell Bernardi, Zero Mostel, Luther Adler or even some of the Chicago actors who have done the role of Tevye proud ( I was a pretty solid Tevye myself). I must say, this particular production exceeded my expectations."
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Alan Bresloff

WTTW - Somewhat Recommended

"...I confess my heart sank a bit from the moment the new national touring production of “Fiddler” arrived on the stage of the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Instead of the iconic image of Marc Chagall’s fiddler perches on the roof of a wooden house we now find a contemporary fellow in an orange hoodie holding a book, as if to say welcome to the world of a story from the past. It instantly destroys the show’s magic, and suggests that director Bartlett Sher didn’t quite trust the musical, or the audience, to feel its relevance. A totally unnecessary and distracting conceit."
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Hedy Weiss

Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...Within three short weeks this exquisite National Tour will leave the Windy City to share Joseph Stein, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's charming musical with other cities around the country. Do yourself a favor: Don't miss the chance to rediscover this warm, wonderful story of family, friends and faith. It makes the perfect holiday gift, and it comes at the best time, when we all need to be reminded of what's important in life. Although lengthy, there's no doubt that every audience member, regardless of age, gender, religion or nationality, will thoroughly enjoy this earnest production that tells a story that's timeless."
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Colin Douglas

Chicagoland Theater Reviews - Highly Recommended

"..."Fiddler on the Roof" probably deserves credit for the romanticizing of the shetl (an eastern European village) more than 100 years ago. By all accounts life in the shetl was hard but Shalom Aleichem elevated it to a folklore dimension that "Fiddler on the Roof" recreated with much emotion and local color. The musical has captured the imagination of playgoers for half a century and its vitality and relevance remain undiminished, at least in the hands of a skilled director like Bartlett Sher."
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Dan Zeff

Third Coast Review - Recommended

"...Now a classic entry in the American Musical Theater canon, the show has been revived numerous times both on Broadway and by touring companies in its 50-odd years; most recently, Bartlett Sher directed an interpretation with choreography by Hofesh Shechter that premiered in New York in December 2015. It’s that version that now finds its way to the Cadillac Palace Theatre courtesy of Broadway in Chicago, where it runs through January 6."
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Lisa Trifone

Picture This Post - Highly Recommended

"...A brilliant ensemble and original interpretation make this production of Fiddler on the Roof one that should not be missed. After witnessing the standing ovation for the Press Opening performance, this writer is not surprised that she cannot stop thinking about it."
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Lauren Katz

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