13 2023

Fiddler on the Roof:Backstage and Beyond

7:30PM - 9:00PM  

Wells Theatre 108 E Tazewell St
Norfolk, VA 23510

Contact Hunter Thomas
Director, Arts + Ideas

UJFT and Virginia Stage Company invite you to a thought-provoking panel discussion that goes beyond the curtains of the upcoming Norfolk production of Fiddler on the Roof. This enriching event will take you on a journey through the historical context of the musical and explore how its timeless music has enriched Jewish culture.

Gain insights into the creative process, the challenges of staging such an iconic show, and the vision behind this incredible rendition. 

Discover how the musical sheds light on the Jewish community's struggles, traditions, and resilience during a transformative era.

Learn about the significance of the music, its cultural impact, and the emotions it evokes in both performers and audiences alike.

Panelists  will include Rabbi Michael Panitz (Rabbi, Temple Israel), Tom Quaintance (Artistic Director, Virginia Stage Company), Jeff Ryder (Managing Director, Virginia Stage Company), and others.

Free & Open to the Community, RSVP Required >> <<


These programs are supported by the Helen G. Gifford Foundation, Goode Family Foundation, S.L. Nusbaum Realty Co., Kaufman & Canoles, and The Making Music Happen Community Grant Initiative, which is made possible by a generous grant from the Pertzik Fund for Arts and Culture at JCC Association of North America.