Stage Door Youth Auditions: Fiddler on the Roof, Jr.
When: September 16 & 17 at 6pm
Where: Chancellor High School
What to prepare: Comfortable clothes to dance in and a song to perform (preferably a song from "Fiddler on the Roof JR")
Who: Anyone who has strong reading abilities from 2nd to 12th grade.
Show dates: November 22 & 23
We will have a cast of about 25 people.
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 is should be able to show the wide range of conflict, joy and pain that his character feels throughout the story.
Golde is the backbone of the family. She had a rather gruff exterior, but in her heart is sheer dedication to her family. 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 Chave and Tevye's rift.
Tzeitel is the oldest daughter of Tevye and Golde. She is the first to challenge the traditions of Anatevka by pleading with her father to let her marry Motel the tailor, to whom she has pledged her love.
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 Perchik from 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.
Chava is the oldest scholarly daughter who loves to read. Her love for the young Russian, Fyedka, tests fer father to the very limit and provided the largest conflict in the story.
Shprintze and Bielke are the youngest daughters of Tevye and Golde. They are considerably younger than the three "Matchmaker" daughters.
Motel is the poor, young tailor who is charmed with Tzeitel. He is an endearing short of Woody Allen type.
Perchik is a young student who brings with him radical new ideas that challenge the traditions of the community.
Lazar Wolf is a butcher, the town's wealthiest citizen and is the same age as, if not older, than, Tevye.
The Fiddler is a silent role, yet an important one, and can be easily played by either a boy or a girl.
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.
The constable is the local sheriff representing the Russian government.
Fyedka is a strong, young, Russian soldier who falls in love with Chava.