Each year, the Theatre department presents two plays; one in the fall and another in the spring, with upper school students performing on stage and working behind the scenes. Middle and upper school students also have the opportunity to take drama classes as a part of our elective course offerings and each grade in the lower school produces and performs an original play each year.
Set in Imperial Russia in 1905, Fiddler on the Roof is based on the stories of Sholem Aleichem. The story centers on Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. He must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters—and each one’s choice of husband—and with mounting persecution of Jews by the Tsar. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, was the first musical theatre run to surpass 3,000 performances. Fiddler held the record for the longest-running Broadway musical for almost ten years. It was nominated for ten Tony Awards and won nine, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Composer, Best Director, and Best Choreography. It spawned four Broadway revivals, a highly successful 1971 film adaptation, and the show has enjoyed enduring international popularity.
Get ready for Fiddler on the Roof at Head-Royce! One of the most popular musicals in history, Fiddler on the Roof tells a story of family, love, change, and tradition. Performances are March 13, 14, 20 and 21 at 8 p.m. and a matinee on Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
(middle and upper school students)
Saira B., Chloe B., Kaylyn B., Nina B., Bess B.,
Margit C., Maya C., Fiona D., Colby H., Hailey J.,
Sabrina K., Josephine K., Evie K., Jasmine K., Lisa K.,
Sara K., Arjun K., Rose L., Sophia L., Avery L.,
Elliot L., Anokhi M., Arissa M., Eesha M., Georgia M.,
Athena M., Sarah O., Finn P., Joshua R., Emily S.,
Sebastian S., Maya S., Ella S., Kathleen T., Greydon T.,
Peter T., and Camille Y.
Kathleen Ray, Director
Dr. Phillip Harris, Music Director
James E. Graham, Sets and Lights
Kate McGinity, Choreographer
Lisa Danz, Costumes
Sky Tan, Accompanist
Leo B., Percussionist
Georgia M., Student Director
Rebekah B., Stage Manager
C. Feeley, Assistant Stage Manager
Rosie A. and Isabel J., Production Assistants
Maddy H. and Celeste S., Tickets