Fiddler on the Roof at the Lyric Opera House
Community Education Travel -
This classic landmark show born of the Golden Age of American musicals and winner of 9 Tony awards returns to Chicago! Fiddler on the Roof is a boisterous, heartfelt tale of love and acceptance set in a Russia on the edge of revolution. Although the chaos seems to seldom touch the isolated family of Tevye the Milkman, he sees the effect on his three elder daughters and the lives that they choose to lead. Tzeitel, the oldest, has little prospects for a poor woman, when the widowed and ancient butcher Lazar Wolf shows interest in her whilst she pines for the poor tailor Motel. It begins a story of rebellion, violence, love and acceptance that finds Tevye and the family learning to leave behind their old lives and start a new one full of hope and laughter! Among the show's countless iconic songs are "If I Were A Rich Man", "Matchmaker, Matchmaker", and "Sunrise, Sunset." A fabulous lunch is included at the Ukrainian owned restaurant, Russian Tea Time prior to the matinee.