Fiddler on the Roof at Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
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The iconic musical Fiddler on the Roof was written in 1964 by Joseph Stein, with music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It tells the story of the residents of a small Russian village on the eve of the Bolshevik revolution, who attempt to maintain family and Jewish religious traditions while outside influences encroach upon their lives. Featuring heartwarming songs like "Matchmaker, Matchmaker," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "If I Were a Rich Man," this landmark Broadway musical cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion.
Venue Description: Founded in 1954, Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents outstanding performing arts and arts education programs, reflective of Brooklyn's diverse communities, at affordable prices. Each season, Brooklyn Center welcomes over 65,000 people to the 2,400 seat Walt Whitman Theatre, including up to 45,000 schoolchildren from over 300 schools who attend their SchoolTime series, one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the borough. In 2014-2015, Brooklyn Center will celebrate its 60th anniversary season, which will correspond with the opening of the new Leonard and Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College.