Musical in two acts | Based on stories by Sholem Aleichem
With the express permission of Arnold Perl | Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock | Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick | German version by Rolf Merz and Gerhard Hagen | Produced for the stage in New York by Harold Prince | Original stage production and choreography in New York by Jerome Robbins
»Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset,
swiftly fly the years.«
The Jewish world of the Eastern European »Schtetl« is an ambivalent place of longing – a place fbrimful of life, but constantly under threat of extinction: The dairyman Tevje lives in the Ukrainian village of Anatevka with his wife Golde and their five daughters. The world of the tradition Tevje is shaken as three of his daughters take their fate into their own hands and decide for themselves whom they want to marry. However, that is not the only challenge the little Jewish community is facing …
Klezmer, Russian folklore and Broadway sounds come together in this musical classic – which was premiered in 1964 in New York and won nine Tony Awards the following year. After two decades of almost complete disappearance from the German stage, the piece has been returning in recent years. Beneath the surface of famous songs like »If I Were a Rich Man« and »Sunrise, sunset«, audiences are encouraged to consider a lost world and the reasons for its destruction.
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Sat. 4 May 2019