FIDDLER ON THE ROOF brings back happy memories for just about everyone and a lot of us have seen it more than once. I missed a one-time performance on July 28 because I just didn’t know about it, but a friend who is a very proud mom sent me a message about it this morning.
The “junior” version that was at Barter Theatre in Abingdon on July 28 hit YouTube yesterday. There were 79 viewings of Tevye’s “Traditions” opening when I first looked and an hour later there were 169.
Until I got Tammy’s notice about this, I didn’t know about Broadway Junior, which “adapts classic and contemporary musicals into 70-minute editions perfect for middle-school aged performers,” according to the website of Music Theatre International. This is a production of Barter Theatre's "Musical Theatre Intensive" 2011 summer camp, directed by David Alford.
Agents everywhere who are parents or who are involved in any way with young people might want to be sure your middle school knows about the Broadway Junior program of MTI
I’ve been watching Brenna Williams grow from childhood to a lovely and sweet thirteen-year-old, a very talented actress/singer. I’ve known her family for several years and I helped them last year get a house in Towne Acres that was perfect for a family “given to hospitality” They’re using it well.
This is the message that started all this: “If you are interested ... and you have time to watch it at home, sitting in your easy chair ... here is the YOUTUBE VIDEO (there are a bunch of links that let you jump into specific scenes) …
Here’s Barter Theatre’s announcement of this production:
FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR
At BARTER PLAYERS
Runs From: 7/28/2011 - 7/28/2011
This special edition of one of Broadway's great masterpieces, Fiddler On The Roof Junior covers the full range of human emotions, presenting young performers with unique acting challenges-especially the mature young man starring as Tevye-among the most memorable and rewarding roles in musical theatre.
ABINGDON VA 24212
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