Students Shine During Production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Students Shine During Production of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ photo

Lynbrook High School students showcased their talents during their production of “Fiddler on the Roof” from Nov. 3-5. With three sold out performances and under the direction of stage director Mr. Kevin Harrington, vocal director Mr. Barry Wyner and orchestra director Mr. Joseph Pallotta, the cast, crew and pit orchestra journeyed audience members to imperial Russia in 1905.

The musical, based on the book by Joseph Stein, took viewers through the story of Tevye (Max Cohen) a Jewish milkman in pre-Revolutionary Russia trying to support his family and maintain his Jewish tradition. He sees his three eldest daughters Tzeitel (Kara Vito), Hodel (Julia Tucker) and Chava (Lily Mata) fall in love as they long for marriage, each one moving further from traditional ways. 

Through original music, spectacular set design, costumes and lighting, the students captivated their audiences each evening. With the help of choreographer Jeff Davis, set construction by Plaza Theatricals, costume design by Barbara Kirby, scenic artist Michael Kunz, costume assistant Tara Bridges and program coordinators Rosanne Bogard and India Garone, the production was a huge success. 

“Congratulations to the cast, crew, orchestra and the entire production team for their outstanding presentation of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ this past weekend at Lynbrook High School,” said Director of Fine and Performing Arts Joseph Pallotta. “I could not have been prouder of all involved for their truly memorable production of this classic Broadway musical.”