Friday, February 3, 2012



Featuring Jerome Robbins’ Original Broadway Choreography
and Starring Veteran actor John Preece as Tevye

WHEN: Friday, February 17, 8 PM*; Saturday, February 18, 2 PM* & 8 PM
WHERE: State Theatre, 15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick
TICKETS: $67, $57, $52, $42, $32
Discounted tickets ranging from $25-67 are available for these performances as part of the State Theatre’s “Take5” promotion. Just mention the promotional code “Take5” when ordering tickets to receive the discount (not all seating sections apply).
Ticket Office: 732.246.SHOW (7469)

*A FREE Pre-performance Insights is available at 7 PM before the Friday, February 17 performance and at 1 PM before the Saturday, February 18 performance. The Insights takes place at the United Methodist Church, 323 George Street.

Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, the Tony® Award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof has been lauded by critics again and again, and won the hearts of people all around the world. Filled with a rousing, heartwarming score, which includes “Tradition,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” “If I Were A Rich Man” and “Sunrise, Sunset,” Fiddler on the Roof is a timeless classic.

Fiddler stars veteran actor John Preece as Tevye. Preece has performed in Fiddler on the Roof over 3,400 times, more than 1,700 of which were in the role of Tevye. This production marks Preece’s 10th national tour of Fiddler on the Roof

Other cast members include Barbi McGuire of Maplewood, NJ (Yente, The Matchmaker), Pamela Chabora (Golde), Brooke Hills (Tzeitel), Sarah Sesler (Hodel), Chelsey LeBel (Chava), Brenne Rimberg (Shprintze), Kristin Morris (Bielke), Andrew Boza (Motel, The Tailor), Joshua Phan-Gruber (Perchik, The Student), and David B. Springstead, Sr. (Lazar Wolf, The Butcher).

A perennial hit since it first opened in 1964, Fiddler on the Roof is a poignant story about the enduring bonds of the family. The musical is centered on Tevye, a humble milkman from the Russian village of Anatevka. Tevye wrestles with the new customs of a younger generation when his daughters choose suitors who defy his idea of a proper match. Tevye soon comes to realize, through a series of incidents that are at once comic and bittersweet, that his children will begin traditions of their own. At the story’s close, the villagers of Anatevka are forced to leave their homes and even the sturdy mores that have guided everyday life begin to crumble. Paradoxically, it is the enforced loss of the rigid traditions and home life that Tevye has tried so tenaciously to preserve that leads the family to reconcile and draw closer still.

Fiddler on the Roof is part of the State Theatre’s winter festival, Hub City Carnivale, four weeks of performances, activities, and attractions for all ages. Fiddler on the Roof is underwritten by Omar and Madiha Boraie with additional support by Rutgers Student Life.

The State Theatre ticket office, located at 15 Livingston Ave, New Brunswick NJ, is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Wednesday 11 AM to 7 PM; Saturday 1 PM to 5 PM; and at least one hour prior to curtain on performance dates. For information on group outings and discounts, call 732.247.7200, ext. 517. Some additional ticket and transaction fees may apply.


State Theatre, a premier nonprofit venue for the performing arts and entertainment. The theater exists to enrich people’s lives, contribute to a vital urban environment, and build future audiences by presenting the finest performing artists and entertainers and fostering lifetime appreciation for the performing arts through education. The State Theatre’s programs are made possible, in part, by funding from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and contributions from numerous corporations, foundations, and individuals. The Heldrich is the official hotel of the State Theatre. Magic 98. 3 is the official radio station of the State Theatre. The Star-Ledger is the official newspaper of the State Theatre. United is the official airline of the State Theatre.