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MTC's Fiddler on the Roof Jr. Auditions
McLaughlin Studio Theatre
Loomis, CA
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This special adaptation of the nine-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. follows Tevye the milkman as he tries to protect his daughters and his way of life from a changing world. Created by Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Joseph Stein, Fiddler on the Roof Jr. tackles the universal theme of tradition in ways that reach across barriers of race, class, nationality, and religion.

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to marry off his daughters and instill in them a sense of tradition in the face of growing anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia.

MTC Jr. Production

Ages 10-17

Auditions:
April 19, April 21, 2017
($35 Audition Fee -Applies toward tuition)

Callbacks:
April 22, 2017

Rehearsals:
April 27 - June 8, 2017

Shows:
June 9- June 18, 2017

Tuition: $345
*Scholarship opportunities available (limited)


Audition Information:
Please read carefully.

Music and Dance intensive show.

Please Prepare 1 to 2 minutes from a Broadway song (NOT Fiddler on the Roof) to sing at your audition.
Please arrive 30 Minutes before your audition time to fill out paperwork. May be completed in advance.

Closed toe shoes are required. Dance shoes are ideal. If inappropriate shoes are worn, you will not be allowed to participate.

NO FLIP FLOPS or BARE FEET!

Hair should be out of eyes and pulled back off face.

Clothing should allow actors and actresses to move freely.

Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.

No prepared monologue needed

Please bring a list of dates that conflict with rehearsals.

All rehearsal and show times subject to change.
Final schedule will be announced at start of rehearsals.


CHARACTER  BREAKDOWN

Tevye
Tevye is the heart and conscience of Fiddler on the Roof JR. Tevye is often cast as a larger young man, but his stature really comes from his integrity and zest for life. Tevye should be able to show the wide range of conflict, joy and pain that this character feels throughout the story. Your actor needs to be comfortable speaking directly to the audience and must develop a comfortable rapport with them. He does not need to have a great singing voice, but he must have a strong, easily projected voice that can fill your performance space.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Golde
Golde is the backbone of the family. She has a rather gruff exterior, but in her heart is sheer dedication to her family. When casting Golde, remember that she must be able to manage Tevye. She runs the household, and must be able to keep Tevye s more emotional side in check. Conversely, she should be able to show a softer side when dealing with Chava and Tevye s rift. She, like Tevye, does not need to be the greatest singer in the world but should have a commanding voice.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Tzeitel
Tzeitel is the oldest daughter of Tevye and Golde. She is the first to challenge the traditions of Anatevka by pleading with her fateher to let her marry Motel the tailor, to whom she has pledged her love. Keep in mind that she is the oldest daughter, is determined and can manipulate her father. This is the perfect spot for a dramatic actress.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Hodel
Hodel is a strong, independent middle child. She is outspoken but respectful. She has her eye on the Rabbi s son at the outset of the story, but she is charmed by the revolutionary Perchick the moment she meets him, though she may not show it right away. Her dedication and love is real as she follows him to Siberia. Cast an excellent singer and actor as Hodel.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Chava
Chava is the scholarly daughter who loves to read. Her love the Russian, Fyedka, tests her father to the very limit and provides the largest conflict in the story. Cast an actress who is able to display a wide emotional range.
Gender: Female
Vocal range top: B4
Vocal range bottom: Bb3

Shprintze and Bielke
Shprintze and Bielke are the youngest daughters of Tevye and Golde. They are considerably younger than the three  matchmaker daughters. They only have a few lines but are featured in quite a few scenes. They don t need to be strong singers or actresses but should be confident onstage.
Gender: Female

Motel
Motel is the poor, young tailor who is charmed with Tzeitel. He is an endearing sort of Woody Allen type. He doesn t have to be a great singer but requires a sensitive and nervous, yet lovable portrayal.
Gender: Male

Perchik
Perchik is a young student who brings with him radical new ideas that challenge the traditions of the community. Perchik should be able to hold his own with Tevye. He is a strong character, and clashes with Tevye idealistically, but is likable, charming and ultimately becomes a loyal family member.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: B3

Lazar Wolf
Lazar Wolf is a butcher, the town s wealthiest citizen and is the same age as, if not older, than, Tevye. Lazar could easily be played by a large boy, but an actor of any size can pull off this role. Lazar must appear rather distasteful and feisty, which is why Tzeitel is frightened to marry him. Lazar is one of the featured singers in  To Life.
Gender: Male
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C4

Fiddler
The Fiddler must be an actor who can hold the attention of an entire audience with stylized movement, facial expression and dance. Freedom of movement and expression are the keys to casting this character. The Fiddler is a silent role, yet an important one, and can easily be played by either a boy or a girl.
Gender: Both

Yente
Yente is the middle-aged widow who matches up the young people of the village in hopes that they will marry. She is a village busybody and knows all the news of the town. Cast a girl with great comedic timing.
Gender: Female

Constable
The constable is the local sheriff representing the Russian government. Cast an actor who can provide a sense of threat and conflict. The constable is a complex character, caught between his good nature towards the people of Anatevka and his duty to the non-Jewish Russian government. This is a non-singing role that requires a strong actor.
Gender: Male

Fyedka
Fyedka is a strong, young, Russian soldier who falls in love with Chava. This is a great role for a strong, non-singing actor.
Gender: Male

Featured Ensemble
Mordcha, Yussel, Avram, the Rabbi and Mendel are smaller roles that add much to the richness of the community portrayed in Fiddler on the Roof JR. Mordcha is a friendly, interesting innkeeper. Yussel is a hatter. Avram is a bookseller. Mendel is the Rabbi s son. The Rabbi is the spiritual center of the community and the actor should be able to play an old man onstage. He should have a comic feel, although this is a serious role. These roles have a short part in  To Life that can be spoken or sung.
Gender: Male

Villagers
The Villagers will portray the people of the village as Papas, Mamas, Sons or Daughters. Also included in this group are the Guests, Inn Patrons, Motel s Parents and Motel s Relations. Keep the musicians consistent throughout the show, choosing a few actors with a great rapport. Also, keep family units when casting Motel s parents and relations. This can be as large a group as your stage can safely accommodate. They are the faces of Anatevka. This is a wonderful opportunity to cast anyone regardless of his or her talent level or experience.
Gender: Both

Ensemble
The First Man, Second Man, Another Man, First Woman, Second Woman and Third Woman all have spoken lines and are great featured roles, perfect for performers who are new to the stage.
Gender: Both

Russian Soldiers
The Russian Soldiers are under the command of the Constable. These are perfect roles for kids who have had little or no experience. Sasha has two short lines, and all the Russians sing together.
Gender: Both
Registration Options
There are no active dates for this event.
Space may still be available. Please call the studio for more information. 916-652-6377.

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Location

McLaughlin Studio Theatre (View)
3470 Swetzer Rd.
Loomis, CA 95650
United States

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Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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