Fiddler on the Roof Auditions for Cresson Lake Playhouse

Please note: Due to a travel issue the director has adjusted the start of auditions to1:30 p.m. and removed callbacks for Cresson Lake’s upcoming production of Fiddler on the Roof.  Thank you in advance for your assistance with the time adjustment. Warmly,Elaine Mastalski

·         Director:  Marina Johnson

·         Audition Date: Sunday April 21, 2013

·         Audition Time:  1:30 p.m.

·         Audition Location: Ebensburg Rehearsal Hall

·         526 West Ogle Street

  • Performance Dates:  June 20 – July 6, 2013
  • Curtain: Thursday - Saturday @8:00PM
  •                         Matinees Sunday June 23 & 30 @ 2:00 PM

·         Tickets: Adult $17 Students under 18 -  $10

·         Phone:  814-472-4333

·         Email:

·         Website:


Fiddler on the Roof features music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. The show is set in Tsarist Russia in 1905 and is based on the story of Tevye the Milkman by Sholem Aleichem. The story follows father of 5 Tevye as he tries to uphold tradition in an ever changing political and social landscape. During a period of change for Russian Jews, the family learn to cope with the decline of Tsarist Russia and the tough laws enforced on the family and the village of Anatevka. The musical is extremely popular all over the world, and was the first Broadway show to play for over 3000 performances. The original production ran for almost 10 years. Numerous revivals and a film adaptation keep introducing the show to new audiences.  Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.


Cresson Lake Playhouse will hold auditions for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF on SUNDAY APRIL 21 @ 1:30 p.m. and  under the Artistic Director Marina Johnson who previously directed The Wizard of OZ at Cresson Lake.


Audition Requirements:   Please prepare a song in the style of the show 32 bars. An accompanist will be provided. This will be a vocal audition only. Please bring sheet music in the key which you would like it played.


ALL ROLES AVAILABLE and prior theatre experience is not necessary or required.  Cresson Lake Playhouse encourages performers with all types of backgrounds, ethnicity and experience from 7 to 77 to audition. The show features great roles for adults, teens, and children.

AVRAM  -  Runs the local bookshop and keeps the town advised of all the news in the area. Male.

BIELKE - Tevye's youngest daughter. Takes lessons at home from Perchik.

CHAVA - Tevye's middle daughter who loves to read. Falls in love and runs off with Fydeka, a Russian soldier.

CONSTABLE - Russian military official stationed near Anatevka who knows the villagers well, however he has superficial relationships with the villagers.



FRUMA-SARAH  - Lazar's Wolf's deceased first wife. She becomes enraged when her husband plans to wed Tzeitel.

FYEDKA  - A strong, young Russian soldier who sees past his military obligations and falls in love with Chava. He challenges Tevye's imposed silence.

GOLDE - Tevye's strong-willed wife who wishes for her daughters to have good husbands and live easier than she and Tevye.

GRANDMA TZEITEL  - Golde's deceased grandmother, who endorses the marriage between Tzeitel and Motel.

HODEL  - Tevye's second eldest daughter, who becomes involved with Perchik. She eventually leaves Anatevka to join Perchik in Siberia.

LAZAR WOLF  - The feisty, brawny butcher and the town's wealthiest citizen who wishes to marry Tzeitel.

MOTEL  - The poor and meek tailor who shares a deep love with Tzeitel. Sensitive and nervous, but sincere and friendly.

PERCHIK  - The outspoken student and visitor to Anatevka, who constantly challenges the traditions of the town. He eventually falls in love with Hodel.

SHPRINTZE - Tevye's fouth eldest daughter who takes lessons at home from Perchik.

TEVYE  - The likeable, hard-working, pious dairyman who always tries to see the positive side of life. He is a proud patriarch and father of five daughters, closely raised according to the old scriptures.

TZEITEL  - Tevye's eldest daughter, who is madly in love with Motel. She is loyal to her family but typically challenges the town's traditions.

YENTE  - The meddling matchmaker. She is a widow and village busybody who knows all of the town gossip.

Curtain Times:  Thursday through Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Sundays @ 2:00 pm.

Single Tickets:  Adults $17      Students under18 - $10

 For more information or to place your order for tickets please call the CLP offices at 814-472-4333 Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Tickets will also be available at the door. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Box Office Manager at 814-472-4333 or email at


Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 1:00pm