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APAC Newcomers Head Fiddler On The Roof Cast

January 27, 2014, 11:18 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:53 PM
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Casting is complete and rehearsals are underway for the Aloha Performing Arts Company’s production of the legendary 1954 Broadway musical “Fiddler on the Roof.”

The role of Tevye the milkman in APAC’s presentation will be played by APAC newcomer James Hurd, a theater company release announced.

Golde, Tevye’s wife, will be played by Pamela Wong, previously seen in the chorus of “The Wizard of Oz” and as Lady Thiang in “The King and I.” Their five daughters are played by Sarah Rouse (Tzeitel), Tiffany Kutsunai (Hodel), Tiger Hurd (Chava), Riley Newton (Shprintze), and Lauren Gabbe (Bielke).

The title character of the Fiddler is played also by a first-timer, Daudi Micu.

Francine Alexander, who was Aunt Eller in APAC’s recent production of “Oklahoma!” plays the role of Yente, the village matchmaker.

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“Fiddler on the Roof” is based on stories by Sholem Aleichem, “the Yiddish Mark Twain,” and takes place in Tsarist Russia in 1905 with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. The original New York stage production was produced by Harold Prince and directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins.

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APAC’s revival is produced by Barry and Gloria Blum, and directed by Jerry Tracy, assisted by Tiffany Kutsunai.

Joel Gimpel is music director, Marinella Savarese is vocal director, and Juanita Finkenberg is choreographer.

The show opens at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu on Valentine’s Day and plays through March 9, with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10, $20, and $25, and are available online at AlohaTheatre.com, or call 322-9924.

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