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more ways to explore Fiddler on the Roof

Tradition and the Jewish Composer
Sunday, June 16, at 5:30 p.m.
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 25 St. Andrew Street
The ARC Ensemble (Artists of the Royal Conservatory) presents a concert of rare Jewish art music, with readings from the work of Sholem Aleichem performed by Alon Nashman. Admission: $35. 

Israeli Folk Dancing
Sunday, June 23, and Saturday, September 21, at 12:30 p.m.
Created in the early 20th century by settlers in what later became the state of Israel, Israeli folk dancing is now a fixture at Jewish celebrations all over the world. Learn a few of the dances that the grandchildren of the characters in Fiddler on the Roof might have done at their weddings. No observers, please. Admission: $15. 

Festival Friday Chats
Festival Theatre lobby, Fridays, July 5, 12, 19 and 26 and August 9, at approximately 11 p.m.
Thirty-minute Q&A sessions with cast members after selected performances. Free admission.

Tales Under the Tent
Festival Theatre Grounds
Wednesdays, July 10 and 24, August 7, 14 and 21, from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
Gather under the tent for family fun! Stratford Public Library staff provide stories and activities related to the play on stage at the Festival Theatre that afternoon. Look for the tent on the Festival Theatre grounds between the Discovery Centre and Upper Queen’s Park. Suitable for families with children ages 6 to 12. Cancelled in the event of rain. Free admission.

Screening: Unlikely Obsession: Churchill and the Jews
University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus

125 St. Patrick Street

Wednesday, July 10, at 5:30 p.m.
A powerful documentary  examining a  neglected aspect of one of world history’s most renown leaders: Winston Churchill’s relationship to Jews and Jewish issues. Drawing on a treasure trove of interviews featuring Churchill family members, Lord Conrad Black, Alan Dershowitz and others, the film explores the origins, implications and results of this world leader’s commitment to his generation’s most vulnerable people. Join director Barry Avrich and producer Michael Levine for a discussion after the screening. Admission: $20.

Fiddler on the Roof: Song and Dance
Thursday, July 11, and Friday, August 2, at 10:30 a.m.
Find out what it’s like to be in a musical at the Stratford Festival. Company members teach you a song and dance from Fiddler on the Roof. No observers, please. Admission: $30. 

Marlis Schweitzer: Breaking with Tradition: Fiddler on the Roof and the 1960s Generation Gap
Festival Theatre lobby, Friday, July 12, at 11 a.m.
Marlis Schweitzer is an associate professor of theatre at York University. Free admission.

Screening: Hollywoodism: Jews, Movies and the American Dream
University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus
125 St. Patrick Street
Sunday, July 14, at 8 p.m.
Based on Neal Gabler’s best-selling book An Empire of Their Own, this award-winning feature-length documentary tells the story of the men who founded Hollywood. All were immigrants, or children of immigrants, who wanted to reinvent themselves as Americans. In the process, they reinvented America. Includes a post-screening chat with co-creator Stuart Samuels. Admission: $20. 

Table Talk
Paul D. Fleck Marquee, Thursday, July 25, at 11:30 a.m.
Buffet lunch, followed by a talk on Fiddler on the Roof by Bill Rudman. Please reserve at least 48 hours in advance. Cash bar. Admission: $37. 

In Conversation with Sheldon Harnick
Festival Theatre Lobby, Thursday, September 19, at 5 p.m.
Sheldon Harnick, lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof, speaks with Director of Communications David Prosser about the creation of this beloved musical. Free admission

Alisa Solomon: Fiddler’s Fortunes: The Mighty Afterlife of a Broadway Musical
University of Waterloo, Stratford Campus
125 St. Patrick Street
Saturday, September 21, at 10 a.m.
Former theatre critic and cultural and political reporter for The Village Voice, Alisa Solomon directs the Arts and Culture concentration in the MA program at Columbia Journalism School. Admission: $10.

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