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Performed at Santa Clarita Regional Theatre


Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor milkman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with traditional values in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, Fiddler on the Roof's universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.



  • May 1st: Minors (Under 18) 6pm-8pm; Adults 8-10pm

  • May 2nd: Adults ONLY 6-10pm

  • Callbacks: TBA


The Audition:

  • If you have, you may bring a head shot and resume, though not required. 









Canyon Theatre Guild/Studio; 24238 Main Street, Newhall, 91321



  • Monday through Friday 7-10 pm starting the week of May 8th.

Performance Dates:

  • July 22nd - August 13th;

  • Performances will take place at the COC Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center.




Tevye: Age Range: 40 – 55

Vocal Range: Tenor/Baritone (Ab2 – F5)

Acting: VERY strong actor who must carry the show and have a strong connection to he audience. He is the heart and conscience of Fiddler on the Roof.

Movement: Move well

Songs: Tradition, If I Were a Rich Man, Sabbath Prayer, To Life, Tevye’s Monologue, The Dream, Sunrise Sunset, Tevye’s Rebuttal, Do You Love Me?, Chava Sequence, Anatevka

Tevye is the humble but wise narrator and main character of the story. His stature comes from his integrity and zest for life. An impoverished milkman in the small village of Anatevka, Russia circa 1905, he is the father of five daughters, husband to Golde, and a leader in his Jewish community. He is faced with many struggles to uphold the traditions of his people, especially concerning the marriages of three of his daughters. Tevye is a likeable, hard-working, pious man (somewhat of a dreamer) who sees the positive side of life. He is humourous and usually relaxed, but when pushed,

shows stubbornness and rage.


Motel, The Tailor: Age Range: 18 – 30

Vocal Range: Strong Tenor (E3 - F#4)

Acting: Great character role needing someone who can show Motel’s sensitive, nervous but loveable character. Must have good comic timing and the ability to show vulnerability.

Movement: move well

Songs: Miracle of Miracles (solo), Tradition, Anatevka

Motel is the meek and very poor village tailor. He seeks the hand of Tevye’s eldest daughter Tzeitel. He must challenge the tradition of parents choosing a mate and in the process comes into his own by standing up for his feelings for Tzeitel.


Perchik, The Student: Age Range: 20 – 35

Vocal Range: Tenor (B2 – E4)

Acting – Strong acting skills. Actor must show intensity and an unfailing commitment to his radical beliefs. He should be able to hold his own against Tevye as he clashes with him idealistically. He is also likeable, charming and ultimately an accepted part of Tevye’s family.

Movement: move well

Songs: Now I Have Everything (solo), Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset

Perchik is a visitor and outsider to Anatevka. He brings with him radical views that challenge traditions. Perchik and Hodel (Tevye’s second oldest daughter) fall in love and again challenge Tevye’s beliefs.


Fyedka, The Russian Soldier; Age Range: 20 – 30

Mainly speaking role but may have short solo in “To Life”

Acting: Good actor who can use a Russian accent. Gentle with Chava but stands up to Tevye

Movement: Strong dancer preferable. Dances a Russian dance in “To Life”

Fyedka is a Russian soldier who falls in love with Chava, Tevye’s third oldest daughter. He and Chava elope because Tevye cannot accept this total break in Jewish tradition.


Lazar Wolfe – The Butcher; Age Range: 40-60

Vocal Range: Baritone (C3 – F#4)

Acting: Strong, feisty actor with good comic skills.

Movement: move well

Songs: Tradition, To Life, Sunrise, Sunset, Anatevka

Lazar Wolfe is the brawny and feisty butcher of Anatevka. He is the town’s wealthiest citizen. He is the same age , if not older than Tevye and by the tradition of parental arranged marriages, is matched with Tzeitel, Tevye’s eldest daughter. He loses Tzeitel to Motel and is very resentful.


The Constable; Age Range: 35 – 60

Non-singing Role

Acting: Strong character role

The constable is a Russian military official stationed near Anatevka. He knows the villagers well and even likes some of them, especially Tevye. These superficial relationships do not prevent him from violence against the Jewish villagers and eventually he carries out orders for a pogrom in which the Jewish citizens are forced to leave Anatevka.


The Rabbi; Age Range: 50 – 70

Small mostly acting role

Songs: Tradition, The Dream, Anatevka

The Rabbi is the Jewish spiritual leader.


Mendel, The Rabbi’s Son

Age Range: 18 - 40

Small mostly acting role and part of chorus

Songs: Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset, The Rumour, Anatevka


Mordcha, The Innkeeper

Age Range: 30 - 65

Small acting role and part of chorus

Songs: Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset, The Rumour, Anatevka

Mordcha runs the local bar and is a friend of Tevye


Avram, The Bookseller

Age Range: 30 – 65

Small acting role and part of chorus

Songs: Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset, The Rumour, Anatevka


Russian Soloist in “To Life”

Age Range: 20 – 50

Vocal Range: Tenor Very strong Russian soloist


Other Small Male Roles

Nachum, The Beggar ; Yussel, The Town Hatter; Russian Priest;

Sasha and Boris – Fyedka’s fellow soldiers and his friends




Golde, Tevye’s Wife; Age Range: 40 – 55

Vocal Range: Mezzo/Alto (A3 – Eb5)

Acting: Strong actor, good comic timing, exudes sarcasm

Movement: Moves well

Songs: Tradition, Sabbath Prayer, The Dream, Sunrise, Sunset, Do You Love Me ?, Anatevka

Golde is Tevye’s strong –willed wife who hopes for good matches for her daughters, so they have easier lives than she and Tevye. She is the strength behind Tevye and keeps the household going.


Tzeitel, Eldest Daughter; Age Range: 18 – 25

Vocal range: Soprano/Alto (B3 to D5)

Acting: Strong dramatic actor

Movement: move well, part of Chava’s dance sequence

Songs: Matchmaker, Tradition, Anatevka, plus some chorus songs

Tzeitel is the first daughter to challenge tradition. She is madly in love with Motel, The Tailor and in a desperate crying scene persuades her father to let her marry Motel in spite of the fact that Tevye has made her a match with Lazar Wolfe who is old enough to be her father.


Hodel, 2nd Eldest Daughter; Age Range: 18 – 25

Vocal Range: Soprano with strong chest voice (B3 – E5)

Acting: Strong dramatic actor

Movement: move well

Songs: Far From the Home I Love (solo) , Matchmaker, Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset, Now I Have Everything

Hodel becomes involved with Perchik and eventually leaves Anatevka to be with him in Siberia where is imprisoned for his reform activities. She and Perchik defy tradition by not asking permission to wed, only Tevye’s blessing. Hodel sings the haunting solo Far from the Home I Love as she says goodbye to her father at the train station.


Chava, 3rd Eldest Daughter; Age Range: 16-21

Vocal Range: Soprano/Alto

Acting: Strong dramatic actor

Movement: Ballet and/or Lyrical Modern dance training preferred.

Songs: Matchmaker, Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset, Anatevka

Chava is Tevye’s scholarly, middle daughter who loves reading. She falls in love with the Russian soldier Fyedka and elopes with him. This huge break from tradition breaks her father’s heart and Chava becomes dead to him.


Shprintze, 4th Eldest Daughter; Age Range: 10 - 14

Vocal Range: Soprano/Alto

Acting: few spoken lines but needs to have good stage presence and reactions

Movement: move well

Shprintze takes lessons at home from Perchik and appears in several scenes


Bielke, Youngest daughter; Age Range 9– 12

Vocal Range: Soprano/Alto

Acting: few spoken lines but needs to have good stage presence and reactions

Movement: move well

Bielke takes lessons at home from Perchik and appears in several scenes


Yente, The Matchmaker; Age Range: 45 – 60

Vocal Range Soprano/Alto (F3 – F5)

Acting: Strong comedic talents

Movement: move well

Songs: Tradition, Sunrise, Sunset, The Rumour, Anatevka

Yente is the village matchmaker. She is a widow and a meddling busy-body who makes it her business to know all of the town gossip.


Grandma Tzeitel; Age Range: 60 – 75

Vocal range: Mezzo/Alto (C#4 – D5)

Acting: strong actor

Movement: move well

Songs: The Dream

Grandma Tzeitel is Golde’s deceased grandmother who appears as a ghost in the Dream Sequence. She has a great solo in which she endorses the marriage of Tzeitel to Motel. The person who plays this role will double as chorus as well.


Fruma-Sarah; Age Range: 35 – 55

Vocal Range: Mezzo/Alto (C4 – Eb5)

Acting: very strong

Movement: move well

Songs: The Dream

Fruma-Sarah is Lazar Wolfe’s dead wife who appears as a ghost in the dream sequence to warn Tevye and Golde not to allow Tzeitel to marry her husband or dire results will befall the family. Her solo is a show stopper and the actor must carry this challenging solo.


Small Female Roles

Shaindel – Motel’s mother

The Fiddler- May be Male or Female, Small stature, Move well



Will be made up of adults, teens and children.

Mamas, Papas, Sons, Daughters.


Specialty Dancers: Russian, Bottle, Jewish/Chassidic/Hora, Ukranian, Spanish and other

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