Kee High School to present “Fiddler on the Roof” musical production this weekend ...

Kee High School will be presenting its musical production of “Fiddler on the Roof” this weekend in the Kee High School gymnasium in Lansing. Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday, March 30 and 2 p.m. Sunday, March 31, and tickets are sold at the door. The production is set in the small village of Anatevka in Russia in 1905, on the eve of the Russian revolutionary period. It is based on the book by Joseph Stein, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI (www.MTIShows.com).

Pictured in the submitted photo above during a recent rehearsal are some of the members of this year’s cast, listed with their role in the production. Left to right are Sahreya Dodd (Grandma Tzeitel), Anthony Martin (Tevye), Logan West (Lazar Wolf), Nick Buege (Perchick), Kinley Schobert (Bielke), Rachel Walleser (Shprintze), Daniel Wagner (Motel), Ella Strong (Tzeitel), Abby Wood (Chava), Chris Wagner (Constable), Neve Goetzinger (Hodel), Michelle Walleser (Golde), Jacob Berns (Rabbi) and Amanda Fahey (Yente). With rehearsals taking place since January through busy extracurricular event seasons and school closings/delays due to winter weather, a total of 48 cast and crew members have been involved with this year’s musical and some of the musical numbers involve 40 actors/actresses on the stage at once.

Eastern Allamakee Community School District Vocal Music Director Felicity Eward has been directing the vocal portion of the musical while Kee High School English instructor and Speech and Drama Director Tammy Manning has been directing the acting/choreography scenes. The directors and students appreciate the efforts of Mike and Matt Manning for constructing the set, Dave Ellefson for his technology guidance and Allison Fitzwater for her creativity in adding to the production set.

“I am so proud of how the cast and crew has come together to perform this all-time classic,” Director Tammy Manning shared. “Many of them didn’t even know what this musical was about, yet the music became a huge hit as well as the excitement of being part of something that involved many of the students. The catchy tunes of ‘Tradition,’ ‘If I Were a Rich Man,’ ‘Matchmaker’ and ‘Miracle of Miracles’ are just a few songs being hummed down the hallways during random parts of the school day.”

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